No need to do that mate.
Nev just has a hatred of diesels, most of the rest of us don't bash the diesel as much as him
The 2.4 really is a cracking engine, and it's the reason I purchased one
The 2.4 is slightly quicker that the 2.2 petrol, and even has a nice growl when you give it loads. Yup its not as throaty as the petrol but i dont fill up so often. The torque is wonderful too and I "average" 37 mpg with mixed driving, with much higher for motor ways trips.
Regularly get cars trying it on and most just eat my soot