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      What will you buy ? If the Prices of Petrol and Diesel were Equal

      Just Assume a Situation - What if Diesel and Petrol Prices are same , say 72 bucks per liter.
      Will the decision you have taken / decided to take change or not ?

      Option 1 - Yes, i would have surely chosen a Petrol over Diesel
      Option 2 - No, Its always Diesel for me

      Do also tell us what is the car you would have bought instead.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mi10 View Post
      Do also tell us what is the car you would have bought instead.
      another VTAKZ.

      but wait... I did that anyway.
      so maybe a used Forester.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
      another VTAKZ
      this thread is meant for people who are capable of having opinions....bond doesn't have opinions, he has missions, like the one you have right now of cleaning up your VTAK

      my preferance is in no mans land, na petrol for the city, for the exhaust note and response, turbo diesel for the open road and highways, for the extra grunt
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      Quote Originally Posted by blackhorn View Post
      na petrol for the city, for the exhaust note and response, turbo diesel for the open road and highways, for the extra grunt
      Will a turbo petrol engine give both? Exhaust note and extra grunt?

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      Quote Originally Posted by eccentricloner View Post
      turbo petrol engine
      turbo petrol doesn't have the same response as an naturally aspirated engine, it does have better straightline performance(an na is better for twisties, a turbo is better for straights) as for the exhaust note...the turbo or rather the turbine wheel acts as an obstruction in the exhaust path, in turn reducing exhaust gas velocity and corresponding exhaust note
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      Mi10, your question is incomplete, atleast options in the poll reply are insufficient. There are people like me who choose a particular fuel car by the engine's nature, characteristic and feel and saving n fuel doesn't really matter for them because of the low running. Rather buying a diesel car actually turns out a loss if you measure by expenses on fuel.

      I bought a diesel Polo even my running per year doesn't warrant for a diesel. Why? when I bought the Polo, there were two options. one was 1.2 petrol and another was 1.2 TDI. I test drove both and chosen TDI because I felt it more grunty sounding and more fun to drive compared to 1.2 petrol. 1.6 petrol also started coming that time but it wasn't easily available, neither a test drive car was available. But if it was available there to test, I don't think I would have bought it being a normally aspired petrol engine which delivers linear power. I wanted to taste some additional fun this time and was more keen towards some turbo car. Unfortunately we don't have much turbo options in petrol segment, atleast in mass segments.

      On the other hand if 1.2 TSI was available there, I would have surly gone for that eyes closed.

      And for the fuel expenses, I amused Rs. 100 per littler for both type of fuels as a projected cost after couple of years and my calculation were clearly indicating that the cost I am paying extra for the diesel car can not be recovered in 7-8 years. I also did calculation assuming that times fuel rates, still the recovery was far ahead but I went for a Turbo diesel car

      I think you should also add option in the poll for - "Fuel type and saving on fuel don't matter" so that minority of population like me can also vote.

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      Quote Originally Posted by blackhorn View Post
      turbo petrol doesn't have the same response as an naturally aspirated engine
      not necessarily. keep the intake plumbing short and CR high and you get this:



      Last edited by 007; 11th Nov 2012 at 22:58.

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      Quote Originally Posted by blackhorn View Post
      for the exhaust note...the turbo or rather the turbine wheel acts as an obstruction in the exhaust path, in turn reducing exhaust gas velocity and corresponding exhaust note
      Somehow I maybe convinced with you for some extend by what you are saying but in my case, the 1.2 VW petrol engine is a 3 cylinder engine so the note is different, though the note is really good and loved it when test drove it at normal driving RPMs and when revved it. Also it doesn't leave any sign of being 3 cyl. But the 1.2 TSI's note is much more sportier maybe the effect of the 4 cylinders or anything else, but it is really something different. (assumptions on 1.2 TSI based on by hearing the engine sound in some videos and I must admit that I love that).
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      Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
      not necessarily
      of course, when i say that i am talking about rules and not exceptions, but there are the same on this side too, bisi did a sub 10 sec pass in a an f22 na sohc honda engine
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      Both the fuels costing the same, a 2L, 250bhp (atleast) turbo petrol (probably with a disco potato) would be my first choice! No NA cars for me, those are utterly boring to drive with all that linear pull

      In the absence of a good turbo petrol, a 200-250bhp turbo diesel would be what I'd buy. The additional torque you get from a diesel is just way too addictive. Not to mention that it's easier to bump up the power, when you get bored with stock internals.

      Would have loved to buy a Skoda RS, but the horrendous service is what made me shy away! Also, given the current pricing difference between the petrol and diesel in our country, a car like a Cruze/Jetta/Laura practically makes most sense for those who travel a lot like me.
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