Originally Posted by EPM
Do you know how much the Tax is on the Kia for the year? It will make up the difference in the insurance easily. You are also going to lose value on your own car.
You mentioned you were getting fantastic MPG overall from your civic - was it 50-odd combined? You wont get that from a big diesel - hell I can only barely get 42 from mine combined. You will get very little more from a 1.9tdi Octavia than what you are getting from the Civic.
You need to sit down and do some sums. Your thinking is very flawed on this one.
at the moment my civic is on 46.8mpg.
i just want to take into account of 1.60.9 a litre !
i get that because i do sensible driving, i feel how hard i press the pedal etc. but on the motorway coming from dun laoire going up northband up that hill my car slows down even with foot flat down.
so i want to use the theory that a small petrol engine needs more petrol to get it going, like the peugeot 206 1.1 against a 1.9 tdi not struggling and not needing much power at all to keep it at speed.
Save a few hundred on insurance and diesel being cheaper too. In the long run maybe better value to do it ?
for my commute to work etc. i use €30 a week of petrol.