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Other VW Group TD(I)s To keep with the theme of VW Diesels, this message area is for discussion of other VW Group Diesels. Yes, TD's are also welcome.

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Old December 22nd, 2001, 07:15   #1
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Just received from "Autoexpress"...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/Chopcho....php3?id=33359

Eat your hearts out over this side of the pond -yet again!
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Old December 23rd, 2001, 10:13   #2
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Still prefer a Passat or an Audi A4 or even a common rail Renault Laguna
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Old December 23rd, 2001, 15:03   #3
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The Mondeo now has a good diesel engine and a superb chassis. It is still a good diesel, but not a superd diesel, so it's an also ran from the first day, which ain't good for Ford.

If they couldn't cope with the technology of VWs PD engines then they should have gone for more capacity as Peugeot and others did.

I'd rather go back to my first love, Peugeot, with the 2.2 HDI motor. For my purposes the 406 2.2 HDI with seven seats takes some beating.

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Old December 24th, 2001, 08:56   #4
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What about the brilliant new Nissan Primera (see this month's Diesel Car). It looks a peach with chocolate sauce on [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

By the way Christi my first Diesel was an XUD engined Peugeot 306 in 1994. It was the worst built car I have ever driven I only kept it 18 months.
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It squeaked, hattled , hummed and creaked like a S.O.B. Never mind all the mechanical faults.

I said never again, if that was all British Workers could manage at that Ryton Plant it is time they got their P45's
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Old December 24th, 2001, 17:00   #5
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Yes, the older Peugoets were much better built. I had 305s and a 504s. These were really solid, French built cars.

It all went horribly wrong when the 205, 309 and 405 came out. The engines were great on those cars, and they were fast due to the light weight construction, and handled well too, but I remember that my sisters 309 had several bits matches and bits of card jammed in the dashboard to stop it creaking, the Lucas injection pump blew up at 120,000 miles, and the rear suspension seized.

Still, I think that the current offerings are much better. The 406 in particular is a nice car.
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