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vibeone

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In Topic: 1600 Or 1800 Diesel

13 December 2014 - 12:34 PM

Oy! Careful or I'll get the tyre logs out!


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In Topic: 1600 Or 1800 Diesel

13 December 2014 - 12:22 PM

And for comparison, this is a few years worth of a mk1.5 1.8...

Shame I don't have a 1.6 for full comparison! Although the 2.0 clearly holds its own, I'd have no problem at all buying a 1.8 if they'd stick a 6 speed box in it!
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In Topic: 1600 Or 1800 Diesel

13 December 2014 - 12:19 PM

Clearly you guys won't be as geeky as me, but here's some stats (the recent drop off is down to a much shorter commute I do now!

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In Topic: 1600 Or 1800 Diesel

13 December 2014 - 11:50 AM

In my mk2.5... 2.0 I get 51-55 on the clocks, 48-53 on my Road Trip iPhone app.

Clearly it depends on how you drive and where but if you're only getting that maybe you have a problem?


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In Topic: 1600 Or 1800 Diesel

11 December 2014 - 04:38 PM

I ran a mk1.5 on original injector until I sold it at 145k - still without any issue.  I realise you'll always hear odd stories like this, but I agree its a beast of an engine - in every meaning of the word.  Looks like an old engine too once you find it under the common rail and other modern bits bolted on.

 

Agree it's not as refined, but theres something pleasing about driving it.  I went for 2.0 because it had the bits I required on it, plus 6 speed.  But given the choice of 1.6 or 1.8... I'd go 1.8 everytime.  If it had the 6 box, I'd probably not miss the 2.0!

 

One thing to add... on the mk1.5 there was 2 version - 115bhp and a 100.  Get the 115!