I've been reading these forums for a few months now, ever since I decided to get a Fiesta. This thread in particular makes great reading and has made me re think my decision on my purchase so many times.
I basically passed my test about 3 months ago and wanted one of the new Fiesta Zetec S with ecoboost, so the day I passed my test I scurried down to the dealership and asked them for the car I wanted. Problem was they didn't have any of the ecoboost in Panther Black and said I would have to wait 2 months for one. I hummed and had about it and the salesman went to see the manager.
The manager came over and explained he could offer me something else. What he had was the Zetec S 1.6TDCI in panther Black with privacy windows, 17" alloys, red trim interior (which was something I wanted) and a few other bits and bobs like servicing and gap insurance. It was the car he was driving and said he couldn't release it until it was 3 months old which was going to be in a couple of weeks but said if I wanted to take it with 1'800 miles on the clock he would give me it for 13k. It seemed like a good deal at the time and largely I'm really pleased with it.
I can't help feeling though that I missed out on getting the 125 ecoboost instead of this. I don't know a lot about cars and the sales person went on and on about torque and other things and convinced me at the time I wouldn't notice a massive difference between the 125 and this in the real world.
I guess I was wondering if 1) You guys thought that was an ok deal? and 2) If there is a huge difference between the two engines. I keep toying with the idea of taking it back and trying to switch to an ecoboost model and taking the hit cost wise. I just wondered if anyone had driven both? I suppose I could arrange a test drive but thought I would ask on here. Sorry for the long post
Tl:dr Is there a big diff between the ecoboost 125 and the 1.6tdci???
Your choice should'nt have been what the seller wanted you to buy, but your needs of buying a diesel VS Eboost...
Most of us bought the 1.0 100/125PS versions because of the decent power they got the drive the Fiesta, and the higher mpgs they deliver (Not really in my case).
Diesels are chosen by ppl who do long trips to work every day, and dont do city crawling that much, as diesels need a longer warmup period on every drive so they dont clog up over time, its no wonder ppl call diesel the fuel from hell, if you dont drive the car as intended..