Diesels Vs Petrol *DEBATE*

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Originally posted by ugh
Hello :)


Diesel Vs Petrol, its one of my favourite topics to discuss.


These comments i make, are my own personal view only - Please feel free to donate your view on the matter, without slagging off anyone or there car :)


Right well, I am a diesel hater. Most people know this :)
The reasons why are because, they smell awful.
Diesel on the road can be deadly and has probably been the cause of many bikers hitting diesel and coming off and dieing. Diesel engines sound like tractors from the outside but also in the inside on some cars.
Diesel is more expensive than petrol, and some petrol cars can return the same MPG, so which is cheaper?
Petrol creates lesser pollution & petrol vehicles are easier to maintain.
It costs much less to maintain a petrol vehicle as against a diesel vehicle.
Comparing engine sizes, reletevly diesels are much slower than petrols.


Cant think of any others right now, but when i do ill add them to the list :)

Yeah but I still want a Xantia TD;)
 
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Apparently the insurance issue on a 306 are down to its security levels, they are a bugger to nick, deadlocking and thatcham immobiliser as std i believe.
 
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Originally posted by Sundance Kid
ALL of these cars emitted blue / black smoke from their exhausts when then accelerated.

...Gah!! This whole thread is getting really pathetic tbh. Diesels do smoke, so do petrols if you dont maintain them properly. As I said before it smokes when the engine cant get enough air, usually becuase the filter is dirty.

Just becuase unburnt diesel is easier to spot doesnt make it some sort of evil force. If it was more or less invisible, liek petrol fumes, would this still be a problem? Probably not for the most of you.

If a muppet cant maintain his car, and theres oh-so-many muppets who cant even do simple maintainance on their own vehicles, then tehres bound to be symptoms - diesel smoke is noticable.

Originally posted by Maz
I have a BP fuel card, so I only ever fill up at BP and everytime i fill up with Diesel i make sure i use the provided gloves, because if you don't your hands stink for ages.

You what? So petrol doesnt smell? Christ almighty does deisel give you the shakes resulting in splashing ti all over your hands or something? Perhaps the fuel smell is more noticeable as its not quite as pleasant as the petrol smell.

Quite simply - dont touch the runny stuff with your little fingers and you wont have your little fingers smelling of the runny stuff.

<rolleyes>

Just archive the damn topic before more people spout utter utter rubbish. :eek:
 
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lol yea wtf normally you put the petrol/diesel in ya car..... not on ya hands, I personally prefer a petrol car but wouldnt disregard having a TDi or something.
 

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Reading through this post is quite interesting:).

I dont dislike diesels, I dont like them, inbetween. Drive one at work, its ok, but you do notice how breathless they are, but guess that comes from owning a very free revving petrol car.

I wouldn tbuy a diesel atm cos im at that stage where whatever I buy is going to be a sports model, im not fussed on cost, mpg etc, as long as its quick.

As soon as mpg etc does concern me then yes I would consider one, but until then ill stick to my petrol thanks.
 
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Originally posted by Ev0
Reading through this post is quite interesting:).

I dont dislike diesels, I dont like them, inbetween. Drive one at work, its ok, but you do notice how breathless they are, but guess that comes from owning a very free revving petrol car.

standard diesel is not a good engine for performance.
 

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Er stating the obvious?

Dont really undertand that last comment, I said I drive them at work, a vauxhall combi, escort td, 406 2 litre hdi (which is rapid once the revs get going) and a citroen dispatch 2 litre hdi, to name but a few.

With eh 406, yes it pulls like a train but only in a relatively small rev range, once its out of that it doe sfeel very breathless, whereas my daily driver pulls well up to the 7k limiter.
 
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