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Old 30th January 2009, 08:26 AM
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Food for thought...!

You know how oil is getting very rare and therefore very expensive...? Shell have just announced the biggest corporate profits ever by a company of almost 23 billion pounds. Now that's not turnover, that's blatant clear profit.

So, the next time the price of oil goes up and we all have to pay through the nose at the pumps, just think about Shell...!!!
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Old 30th January 2009, 02:18 PM
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Yes it is curious and I see petrol is so much lower than diesel now so that the economics of running a diesel car are not what they were - Making a personal comment: it seems like a good time to change my car as prices are very low ...... will they go lower

sounds like it - but petrol or diesel.

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Old 30th January 2009, 02:28 PM
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Personally I prefer the engine characteristics of diesel, and with modern common rail technology you get power, torque, economy and longevity !

From the advent of cars like the Citroen BX turbo diesel, and the ZX Volcane TD that followed (i had both) it was possible to have a "sporty" diesel.

These days there are quite a few fast diesels !!
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Old 30th January 2009, 06:34 PM
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I lust after the Alfa Brera.I like the sound of the diesel engine,5-cylinder 2.4 giving 210 bhp,yet still returning 42 mpg.Not bad!
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I lust after the Alfa Brera.I like the sound of the diesel engine,5-cylinder 2.4 giving 210 bhp,yet still returning 42 mpg.Not bad!

My Volvo has the D5 2.4 5 cyl engine, but that's only 164 bhp !!

Its got the auto box (old mans car ) and it drives oh so nicely.
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Old 30th January 2009, 07:33 PM
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My mum and step-dad have an xc-70 with the same engine.Quite pokey!
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Personally I prefer the engine characteristics of diesel, and with modern common rail technology you get power, torque, economy and longevity !

From the advent of cars like the Citroen BX turbo diesel, and the ZX Volcane TD that followed (i had both) it was possible to have a "sporty" diesel.

These days there are quite a few fast diesels !!
I liked the Volcane, nice car, all the five door ZX's were nice. Similar age Fords were really horribly dated things by comparison.
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I liked the Volcane, nice car, all the five door ZX's were nice. Similar age Fords were really horribly dated things by comparison.
What you really want is a '99 (T) Citroen Xsara 1.9 SX TD with the XUD engine !! Funnily enough i have one for sale.
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What you really want is a '99 (T) Citroen Xsara 1.9 SX TD with the XUD engine !! Funnily enough i have one for sale.

Sweet as a nut, larvely little runner.
Nice try, not looking for a mota john.

My brother has the 167BHP Xsara VTS (strangely usually driven by old biddies) so I could not possibly entertain the idea of that motor.
At least it would not be too expensive to run as it doesn't have those heinously expensive suspension spheres from the BX.
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Old 30th January 2009, 09:02 PM
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At least it would not be too expensive to run as it doesn't have those heinously expensive suspension spheres from the BX.
I got a pair or rear suspension spheres for my Mums Xantia a few month ago from Euro Car Parts and I think they were about £25 each. Not genuine Citroen but they work perfectly.

When i worked at the Citroen dealers most spheres were about £50 each.
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