Just placed an order for a new Zetec B-Max 1,0T cc 125PS EcoBoostin Tectonic Silver, should have it on the road by the end of the month all going well. Hope I've made the right decision onmy enginechoice ! My last few cars were diesels.
I think with this petrol engine it depends on your journey types. I only do very short town journeys mostly and I struggle on 32MPG. (1.0 ltr Ecoboost 120PS Titanium)I am a little disappointed because one of the reasons I changed was hoping to get a decent MPG around town after seeing the official figures.
I occasionally run to the east coast (100 miles approx. )and on that type of journey, M/Ways and A roads it will return 48ish. Taking the rough with the smooth I would say, but I really like the car and it has good specifications. I'm sure you will enjoy it !
Not necessarily, I think there are a lot of considerations. For my point of view I drive a great deal in Europe, South and East as well as the familiar regions in the West. Diesel in a number of these countries is less than £1 per litre, where as petrol is often dearer than the U.K. So for me, petrol is not an option. I suppose if I was driving less than 5000 miles per year and only in the U.K. I would go for petrol, but having said that I would probably buy a demonstrator or low mileage one year old vehicle, and keep it for five years, in which case it would be possible to buy a diesel without having to find extra money.
I know people who just do not like diesel cars, but for me they are my preferred option.