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    Quote Originally Posted by noxibox View Post
    They were either outright ordered to do it or it was implied that if the software didn't help meet emissions standards people would lose their jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricard View Post
    Diesel is a lie... I have owned 3 diesel cars, all ended catastrophically. (well almost)
    Volvo S40 DrivE 1.6d (4.5l/100km )- EGR Failed,DPF failed, and finally Turbo failed and engine ran away with itself and over-revved.
    Ford 2.0 TDCI (5.5l/100km) - EGR failed, DPF failed
    Hyundai 1.7 Diesel (5.4l/100) - just didnt like car.. its boring.

    I now have a little 2.0 petrol Mazda CX-3 Sport with none of that EGR/turbo/junk and I get 6.1l/100km.Its a hoot to drive and cheaper to run and maintain. Unless its a company car, I am staying the hell away from the diesel lie.
    I, on the contrary, love turbodiesels and have had only bliss with the ones I had.
    Polo 9N 1.9 96KW - traded it for a diesel Civic with 125,000km. Not one hiccup. The turbo got replaced under a campaign and when I got it back it felt detuned. I suspect they flashed the ECU to a milder profile. Clattery engine and rough but could easily do 1000KM on a 45L tank. It did smoke a lot as well under load.
    Civic 2.2 104KW - Smooth and free revving engine that I felt was really under-stressed. It developed clutch slip at around 77,000km that was due to a manufacturing defect. It was going to get fixed by Honda at no cost to me until they found me a facelifted FK Civic and I traded it for that. Diesel mileage was a lot worse than the Polo and I struggled to get better than 5.8L/100km. Hardly, if any, diesel smoke at all.
    Civic 2.2 f-lift w/ECU remap 130KW/440NM - This thing went like the clappers without losing any of the engine refinement or diesel mileage. In-gear acceleration outran many a GTi and ST Focus without really trying.

    My current 1.5 turbopetrol in the Kuga is very impressive as well, given the size of the car it needs to lug around. I don't think I would consider a diesel again unless a 3L Audi or BMW comes across my path at the right price.
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