Is how my car felt today. It just felt hard work, like it was an effort at low revs and felt better at 2500-3000 revs. Like I was pushing it everytime. Although a 94 round trip showed 44mpg average so not all bad.
But I think my point is, that there is nothing wrong it's just how the car is. After years of driving a powerful auto sporty petrol luxury saloon, I'm finding it hard to adjust to a heavy, manual diesel. I've found it best when I myself am in a Dull mood, and worse when I wanted to get a shift on home through some country lanes.