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Yes 11 20.00%
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Do you regret buying a diesel?

I do. Honestly do.
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I never wanted a DERV Evoque but was forced to take one through
company car policy and taxation.

I have and always will think they are dirty and a big con.
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I dont regret getting rid of our two diesels. We don't do the mileage since I finished work.

Good move it turned out :smug:
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Yes, I'm not a fan of the power delivery the sound and all the bits that can and will go wrong with it like erg valves,DPFs the turbo all the stuff attached to the turbo. With adblue coming in to the car marquees that's more expense when that eventually fails.

I wish I purchased 147 GTA at the start of the year but I bottled it and ended up with a cheating emission failing VW
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Never have and never wanted one, always thought it was a con. I'm sure other companies will follow the VW scandal.
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Never have fancied the idea of driving a Tractor, arn't they agricultural machines that belch out huge plumes of cancerous black smoke/soot? ;-)
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Not at all. Economical, nice fat torque curve, hods of power. As long distance cruisers, they are hard to beat.
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I bought a new petrol Giulietta , 'cause it's better, four years ago. I bought a diesel Ford Kuga new a couple of months ago on a two year pcp. I kept the Alfa at the end of the pcp but may get a petrol Kuga at two years.
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Good guy must smell petrol.
I would re- think about it again if somebody force diesel engine gain revs similar to petrol one.
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I don't regret buying a Diesel.

It is faster them most petrol cars in the real world due to the midrange grunt, very good on fuel, cruises beautifully, insurance and tax are very cheap and unlike the Petrol version has two exhaust pipes.

The only bit I don't like is the noise, although nobody takes any notice of this these days. When I was younger everyone frowned at the clatter of a Diesel lump, but attitudes have changed and the engines have got quieter.


I will go petrol again for sure in the future, but at the moment the Diesel suits me very well.

I do miss a nice revvy petrol engine for aural thrills, but that is about it.
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and unlike the Petrol version has two exhaust pipes.
Too much emissions from the diesel for one pipe to deal with ?

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How many exhaust pipes do the toxic VWs have then, three?
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No regrets. The Alfa has the particulate filter that the Rover didn't, and so doesn't give the same puff of smoke on hard acceleration. I do very little town driving, so don't expect problems with EGR and DPF. I am happy to leave them there, doing what they do.

If in 100k miles I am forced to change my mind about the above, then ok I was wrong. So what. I've made my petrol/diesel choice, and it'll be 2022 or 23 before I'll need to decide again.
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I voted yes for two reasons:
I didn't know about DPFs and associated issues when I bought it (only ever having had older diesels that didn't have them).
2 It didn't prove to be the more economical option for long commutes that I had envisaged (avg mpg early 30s)

That said.....I am getting a re-mapp/ egr delete/DPF hollow out shortly, so I'll keep you posted as that in itself may well alleviate the above items
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Too much emissions from the diesel for one pipe to deal with ?

Like we can talk. Our TwinSparks are comparably some of the worst engines of their generation for CO2 (2006+), in the advanced larger manufacturers, with the lowest low end torque, bad power management and high maintenance costs on half of rivals' major service mileage intervals

But they still sound beautiful compared to any Duratec, ecoFLEX, or Ecobulls*** engine 1.6. :P
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All minor issues that are irrelevant to a thread about diesels

The TS engines do enjoy being driven on though
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Diesels are nothing like they should be. Originally they were designed to run on peanut oil and to be a cheap engine for poor farmers to use. If they'd stuck to that brief and could still run off cold pressed vegetable oil they'd be the greenest engine of all, with effectively zero co2 emission and a very pleasant 'chip shop' diesel particulate rather than the hideous things we have now.

But thanks to 'emissions' regs and the quest for power, diesels completely moved away from being able to run on vegetable oil around the time EDCs came in, and now they're horribly compromised smog breathers IMO. The modern ones are also far less reliable than their 70s / 80s counterparts too, there are still old Merc W114s and Pug 504s running with several million miles on the clock, whereas certain modern Vauxhall diesels struggled to make it to 100K!

Give me a nice volatile fuel and a petrol-engine's roar over a pseudo-green diesel's carcinogenic clatter any day!
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No regrets. There was no other Alfa option for me. I was not getting a JTS GT and the 3.2 would most certainly have proved to be too expensive on fuel.
I wanted either a 159/Brera or GT. The diesel really was the only option.
Engine wise, a turbo hose and regualr EGr cleaning, nowt else in what.,, four years I think and about 40k.
Sounds like an old tool box but otherwise great.

The cheese made suspension is **** though

This is the 1st diesel I have actually owned. I do fancy an Audi A5 TDi. They will hopefully be cheap now
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Statements above are all my own opinion and not fact.
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No regrets. There was no other Alfa option for me. I was not getting a JTS GT and the 3.2 would most certainly have proved to be too expensive on fuel.
I wanted either a 159/Brera or GT. The diesel really was the only option.
Engine wise, a turbo hose and regualr EGr cleaning, nowt else in what.,, four years I think and about 40k.
Sounds like an old tool box but otherwise great.

The cheese made suspension is **** though

This is the 1st diesel I have actually owned. I do fancy an Audi A5 TDi. They will hopefully be cheap now
A5s hold far too much of their value. I wouldn't deny that they are lovely looking cars, but they really do seem rather overpriced compared to their 3 series competitors. I looked into the old A3s a short time back, and they are just extortionate. I'm happy to pay some money for a good car, but many people really do take the p*** when selling Audis. With the current popularity they seem to just attract their own premium regardless of age and mileage.

The 2.7 and 3.0 TDi engines seem to attract the most silly prices. £8000 for an engine that has typically done close to 150,000 miles, and quite frankly just isn't that special in the context of the car. Regardless of the modern nature of the engine, I just think that is a complete rip off when you can have a 3 series for much, much less. Even the 3.0 320 Mercedes C-Class CDI looks good value compared to that (~110,000 miles).
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