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davedgti6

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Thinking of getting a small economical diesel car, I'm currently spending £450ish a month on diesel Crazy , so desperate to cut my fuel bill, the S/C six is staying as my weekend toy,

Been looking at the usual Pugs, 106, 206 etc and there's a 1.4 diesel Toyota Yaris for sale by me that gives good mpg according to the book.

The 1.4 Hdi 206's look ok to me, good mpg, anyone got one? reliable or not? views? , Yaris 1.4 diesel similar? any good?, any common faults on either of these cars? The 106 is the usual route but fancy summit a bit newer and more economical, I've got between 2 and 2.5k to spend, maybe 3k

Looked into the 206 1.6Hdi's Gti as well but dont fancy dual mass flywheel problems or Dpf,s or Fap, although they do look nice and well specked,

Any views or alternatives? don't fancy anything German or big 2.0 litre Hdi's tbh, prefer something light with small engine, more I can save on fuel on this car I can waste/use on the S/C six LOL and it's only gonna be a work car,

Any thoughts or suggestions let me know Thumbs up


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Posted 4th Mar 2013 at 22:16
rikky

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you considered the 306 HDI? I know it's a 2ltr but they do about 600-700 to a tank if its mostly motorway / boring driving you do. likewise I was using £100 a week all the time but now it's about £25

still got a 2ltr petrol BMW but a tank will last 3 weeks on that too

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Posted 4th Mar 2013 at 22:20
davedgti6

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Problem with the 306 2.0 Hdi is that I will get so used to it and the Turbo power the S/C six wont get a look in, LOL will give it some thought though, didn't know they did that much to a tank

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Posted 4th Mar 2013 at 22:29
seans6

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If you simply want to save as much money as you can which is what im doing at the moment... Clio DCi

It does a genuine 65/70mpg pretty much everywhere, only really drops to 60mpg driving outside lane motoway.
Tax is £30 for 12 months!

You will save over a 306 hdi, although they are small compared to even a 306 if you need space. But its a perfect commuting car. I was gutted when i had to get a clio diesel lol, but the amount of money you save you soon get over it!
Posted 4th Mar 2013 at 22:35
davedgti6

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Hmm thanks will take a look

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Posted 4th Mar 2013 at 22:42
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I have a 206 1.4hdi.

I think it great for what it is. I travel a round trip of 25 miles a day on my work run. I live in the country side, so that's twistys, hills etc. I know my daily mileage isn't huge, but I get 600+ to a tank of fuel. And this also is only £30 a year in road tax...

Its certainly no flying machine, but when it comes to saving money on fuel, your not looking to rip up the tarmac every journey...

Ive been driving it over 6 months, and all ive had to do is put some wind in the tyres once...
Posted 4th Mar 2013 at 22:59
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Forgot to say i was putting in £80 a week in fuel for work with my gti6 and i now only put in £40 in the dci. Also the car hasnt cost me a penny in parts, same with anything really but just make sure to get one with good history and a cambelt change there are alot to choose from so you can be abit picky i found. Obv's they are not quick but they keep up with traffic no problem and do feel nippy around town not totally gutless. Also the dci 100 has more torque than a gti6 lol.
Posted 4th Mar 2013 at 23:45
davedgti6

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yeah been looking at them, loads of choice maybe too much lol, thanks for your suggestion Thumbs up

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Posted 4th Mar 2013 at 23:47
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I had a 306 HDi DTurbo before my 6's and rallyes and they are nice cars. My sister now has my old one and it's on 140k. Despite usual pug problems ie aircon not working its doing well, had new wishbones and stuff, but nothing you wouldn't expect. If you get a DTurbo spec one its basically a diesel 6, 90bhp and decent torque and a tuning box sees it to about 110bhp although the mpg will drop. Driven carefully they are excellent on fuel, give it some beans and it will drop into the 40's, which still isn't bad!

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Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 00:22
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Smart car diesel? 80mpg+ and free tax, you said cheap before I get abused!

I wouldn't say my first choice but if the point is to save money you might as well go all out! Bare in mind a petrol one does 45mpg+
Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 06:26
coskev

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Your into Fabia VRS territory with £3000 if you want something abit more sportyThumbs up

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Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 09:01
rikky

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mine's an hdi dturbo, stuck a 6 interior in it. it's a 3dr one. only problem is the usual ~£220/yr tax. would love to pay £30 a year road tax Sad

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Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 09:07
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Fiesta 1.4 TDCI?
Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 09:07
anth

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Have a look at the 207
Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 20:27
E.L. Jimmy

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clio, did Paris to amsterdam and back on one tank of deisel last year in a work one. almost 1000 motoway km.
Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 20:36
burnout21

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How about an old school 1.5 diesel 106 Big grin

If not the 1.6 hdi is good, got 1 in the Partner..
Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 20:37
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Fiat stilo 1.9 jtd

A largely unpopular and hence cheap car, same engine as found in alfa romeo and vauxhall vectra/ saab 9-3 tid?

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Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 20:53
davedgti6

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I like the look of the 1.6Hdi, but I,m put off by the Fap and with it having a Dpf Sad otherwise I would go for one although believe you can get rid of the Dpf and the Cat and then remap the Ecu so it does not look for either (if that makes sense) that would then make the 206 Gti Hdi 1.6 very appealing, although the dual mass flywheel would put me off as I have heard they like to go wrong

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Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 21:26
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avoid the 1.6 hdi if you have a smaller budget, they have issues, 1.4 and 2.0 seem far more reliable.

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Posted 5th Mar 2013 at 22:18
anth

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1.4 doesn't have a dpf which would save a job.
Posted 6th Mar 2013 at 06:59
valentin

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anth wrote:
1.4 doesn't have a dpf which would save a job.


I used to own a Rover 200/25 Tdi (please dont laugh) put a set of injector in it for 50quid, gutted the cat and got a RR of 140bhp, can be remapped and will get 50MPG, just depends whether your looking for pure economy or fun too, mine had loads of ZR bits, and was on 170k, still going strong...

Posted 6th Mar 2013 at 16:47

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