I don't find my Ti clunky and unrefined.
Sorry they are by their nature.
20:1 compression with 4 cylinders always will be. If it were a straight 6 then it would have a natural harmonic but all inline 4 diesels are clunky things.
The 5 pot does someway to sounding less like a tractor.
Ok well i didn't use fuelly just what others have posted on the forums.
The reason most people have diesels I would like to think would be because they are work horses that will spend most their time on A roads - Motorways.
My petrol gets 40mpg on a motorway run without much trouble. If it had a longer 5th gear I (By 500rpm) it would do a bit higher I believe.
Point is the 1.9 8v will be the most frugal.
The 2.4 16v will be the least economical.
There may not be that much in it 5mpg either way but it really depends on your driving styles. But the 1.9 should be the most economical.
Not saying its the correct one for the op. But if you are trying to watch those pennies then thats the one to have.
Also the 2.4 is quite a bit more servicing - its a larger engine. It has more complex parts that tend to be quite a bit more if something does go wrong.
The 1.9 has been around for 10+ years. The shear volume of them means parts are easier to come by.
again is it were me. the 2.4 10v with a remap would be the one.
Without it the 2.4 isn't much quicker than a 1.6. Sure its got the out and out in gear grunt. But with out the remap and the heavy engine its a bit laden.
Either that or the 1.9 16v. least that one would have a bit more refinement and actually want to rev a little.