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  Reply # 1517130 21-Mar-2016 18:39
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TeaLeaf:

 

yep thats the exact engine im looking at 2.0 tdi vs 2.0 fsi

 

going by that calculator it works out a lot better in a diesel if you do 15kkm a year, $1500 better, but if like me I put 5kkm it was only $200 odd better off.

 

of course this has to do with the extremely low fuel prices at the mo more than anything else.

 

 

 

 

what models are you comparing ?

 

petrol is generally nicer to drive too.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1517204 21-Mar-2016 20:28
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TeaLeaf:

 

yep thats the exact engine im looking at 2.0 tdi vs 2.0 fsi

 

going by that calculator it works out a lot better in a diesel if you do 15kkm a year, $1500 better, but if like me I put 5kkm it was only $200 odd better off.

 

of course this has to do with the extremely low fuel prices at the mo more than anything else.

 

 

what models are you comparing ?

 

petrol is generally nicer to drive too.

 

 

From my experience comparing the 2.0 version of the Petrol and Diesel in the VAG range of the same vintage, the diesel is miles better (pun intended) 

 

Why would you say the petrol is better?

 

 





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  Reply # 1517234 21-Mar-2016 21:18
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TeaLeaf:

 

yep thats the exact engine im looking at 2.0 tdi vs 2.0 fsi

 

going by that calculator it works out a lot better in a diesel if you do 15kkm a year, $1500 better, but if like me I put 5kkm it was only $200 odd better off.

 

of course this has to do with the extremely low fuel prices at the mo more than anything else.

 

 

what models are you comparing ?

 

petrol is generally nicer to drive too.

 

 

It depends on what you do with it. I find my diesel a bit rough at low speeds with the throttle open, but that doesn't bother me because I don't use it around town. On the highway there is absolutely no perceptible difference in refinement compared with a petrol engine, even when under load.


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  Reply # 1518007 22-Mar-2016 22:39
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Saw this headline and wondered why the Royal Ulster Constabulary were buying a hatchback..!

 

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  Reply # 1519167 24-Mar-2016 17:07
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Diesel servicing and annual registration cost more than a petrol car.

 

Yeah but thats factored into that calculator.

 

Comparing the VW Golf 2.0 FSI and TDI. Circa 2005-2007.


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  Reply # 1519212 24-Mar-2016 18:13
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TeaLeaf:

 

nakedmolerat:

Diesel servicing and annual registration cost more than a petrol car.

 

Yeah but thats factored into that calculator.

 

Comparing the VW Golf 2.0 FSI and TDI. Circa 2005-2007.

 

 

I've tracked our fuel usage for the last few years on fuelly, this'll give you a good indication of what to expect from a TDI and a GTI.

Costs over and above normal servicing:
Golf: Replaced Turbo & Throttle body (under warranty phew), Door lock, battery
A3: Replaced PCV and DV valve, inlet air temp sensor, 4 coil packs and the fuel pump cam follower (all common parts to replace on TFSI engine), brake pads and skimmed rotors.

 

 


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  Reply # 1519516 25-Mar-2016 10:17
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What happens if you add diesel tax and registrations and insurance into those costs. How much per litre are you looking at then?





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  Reply # 1519567 25-Mar-2016 11:39
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We have had a 2.0 Euro diesel wagon for 5 years here is my conclusions:

If you do more than 14kms per annum and or tow get a diesel despite the current RUC regime being unfair
If you want power going up hills get a diesel
Be more concerned with who you use for servicing [that applies to any vehicle]

 

Note if you are eco conscious note that VW got caught blatantly cheating emissions that said it is likely all manufacturers [including petrol] were doing that to some extent. On that note Z Energy will soon have B5 biodiesel available  

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1519571 25-Mar-2016 11:45
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TwoSeven:

 

What happens if you add diesel tax and registrations and insurance into those costs. How much per litre are you looking at then?

 

 

Cars drove slightly different distances so worked them to doing 10,000KM each. Insurance skews the results a little as I'm a higher risk ... 

 

Golf Insurance: $1170
Golf RUC: $620
Golf Fuel: $761
Golf REGO: $230

 

Total: $2781 ($0.28/KM)

 

A3 Insurance: $988
A3 RUC: $0
A3 Fuel: $1880
A3 REGO: $134

 

Total: $3002 ($0.30/KM)

 

Obviously missing tyres, servicing etc, but those are usually equal, so really the diesel wins by a few hundred a year, not much


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  Reply # 1519620 25-Mar-2016 13:29
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ilovemusic:

 

TeaLeaf:

 

yep thats the exact engine im looking at 2.0 tdi vs 2.0 fsi

 

going by that calculator it works out a lot better in a diesel if you do 15kkm a year, $1500 better, but if like me I put 5kkm it was only $200 odd better off.

 

of course this has to do with the extremely low fuel prices at the mo more than anything else.

 

 

what models are you comparing ?

 

petrol is generally nicer to drive too.

 

 

From my experience comparing the 2.0 version of the Petrol and Diesel in the VAG range of the same vintage, the diesel is miles better (pun intended) 

 

Why would you say the petrol is better?

 

 

 

 

comparing mk5/6 tdi/tsi, gtd/gti

 

the petrol engine is freer revving, has better performance and the petrol cars handle better.

 

 


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  Reply # 1519637 25-Mar-2016 14:09
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insane:

 

TwoSeven:

 

What happens if you add diesel tax and registrations and insurance into those costs. How much per litre are you looking at then?

 

 

Cars drove slightly different distances so worked them to doing 10,000KM each. Insurance skews the results a little as I'm a higher risk ... 

 

Golf Insurance: $1170
Golf RUC: $620
Golf Fuel: $761
Golf REGO: $230

 

Total: $2781 ($0.28/KM)

 

A3 Insurance: $988
A3 RUC: $0
A3 Fuel: $1880
A3 REGO: $134

 

Total: $3002 ($0.30/KM)

 

Obviously missing tyres, servicing etc, but those are usually equal, so really the diesel wins by a few hundred a year, not much

 

 

Only thing is you could find a similar sized car to the A3 of the same sort of age that has similar power but is more economical which would push the fuel usage down a little.


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  Reply # 1519643 25-Mar-2016 14:18
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insane:

 

TwoSeven:

 

What happens if you add diesel tax and registrations and insurance into those costs. How much per litre are you looking at then?

 

 

Cars drove slightly different distances so worked them to doing 10,000KM each. Insurance skews the results a little as I'm a higher risk ... 

 

Golf Insurance: $1170
Golf RUC: $620
Golf Fuel: $761
Golf REGO: $230

 

Total: $2781 ($0.28/KM)

 

A3 Insurance: $988
A3 RUC: $0
A3 Fuel: $1880
A3 REGO: $134

 

Total: $3002 ($0.30/KM)

 

Obviously missing tyres, servicing etc, but those are usually equal, so really the diesel wins by a few hundred a year, not much

 

 

 

 

No servicing on a diesel will be higher. The other thing to consider, is that diesel is that there is currently quite a bi price gap between fuel costs, but a few years ago, the prices were a lot closer. The other thing to consider is resale, people maybe less willing to buy an older diesel, than petrol, especially are european one.


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  Reply # 1519647 25-Mar-2016 14:42
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No servicing on a diesel will be higher. The other thing to consider, is that diesel is that there is currently quite a bi price gap between fuel costs, but a few years ago, the prices were a lot closer. The other thing to consider is resale, people maybe less willing to buy an older diesel, than petrol, especially are european one.

 

 

A very good point regarding the price gap, the other day I got diesel at 59.9 from Gull :)

 

In regards to servicing personally I haven't found servicing costs much higher if at all. Get a quote on servicing the same car petrol vs diesel you may find not much in it [well at least that was the case with mine]


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  Reply # 1519790 25-Mar-2016 19:31
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No servicing on a diesel will be higher. The other thing to consider, is that diesel is that there is currently quite a bi price gap between fuel costs, but a few years ago, the prices were a lot closer. The other thing to consider is resale, people maybe less willing to buy an older diesel, than petrol, especially are european one.

 

 

I haven't seen any difference in servicing costs, may be an historic thing. When diesel prices were higher the RUC costs were lower so it balances out. Before the adjustment to the registration costs it was again even closer between the two fuel types. 

 

Something I have noticed though is that you can drive a diesel hard and it makes little difference to the economy, drive hard in a petrol and you can really tell the difference! 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1519960 26-Mar-2016 11:03
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Note if you are eco conscious note that VW got caught blatantly cheating emissions that said it is likely all manufacturers [including petrol] were doing that to some extent. On that note Z Energy will soon have B5 biodiesel available  

 

 

yep i am being involved in the industry, but to be honest VW own how many car brands? plus i have family that work at vw plants in germany. i agree i wouldnt trust any car company on emissions.

 

i dont think we do enough KMs for it to make a huge difference either way, if I was doing high KMs id go the diesel though. i have owned a lot of diesel 4wds in Aus, 100 series and Nissan. Engine breaking is fantastic when towing. Not sure that really applies to small tow loads though.

 

so looks like a simple petrol engine. am also considering the focus durotec.


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