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    Default Petrol or Diesel Corolla

    AoA all,
    contemplating the idea of purchasing a new Corolla in the summer InshaAllah. Will be purchased in Islamabad where I'll be living.
    With the price hike in petrol prices, the diesel surely seems to be the answer. On the other hand I havent test driven the 2.0D and not even sure if the dealerships in pakistan would allow a test drive. Here in states test drive is a simple process and unless it's a Bugati dealership, they allow it as well.
    I'd like to get an idea from the fellow memebers whether it's better to buy a petrol corolla and put in a CNG kit or should I buy a 2.0D InshaAllah.
    looking forward to ur replies.
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    da best thing wud b to get the 2.0D corolla unless u wanna go cheaper wid da cng one but i think u shud go for da diesel one.
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    If u like to use in petrol u should go for diesel and cng is 1.5rs/km
    diesel is 2.5rs/km

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    first of all hi.... then if u want a test drive spend some money go to some rent a car and check both of diesel and petrol its simple man than decide...state wate ko maro goleeeee
    but one thing 1.8 vvti iz good for cng and diesel iz more expansive then cng....cheerz
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    Hmmmmmmm. Quite a nice issue. In short what i'd say is that the diesel version makes lots of noise. We wanted to buy it but the Toyota people told us of the complaints they kept receiving of the engine. Toyota Indus calls it vibrational noise and says it cant do anything about it. I was down with a severe headache on my way to lhr once with an uncle. Plus, its more expensive to maintain. Hence, go for the Petrol one. Gud Luk!

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    Interesting perspectives so far. I'm mostly concerned about the noise factor that one brother has mentioned.
    I've been driving my 69 Corona with a 1C engine for the longest. And that engine seems to be very quiet as a diesel. I'll take the advice and try to rent the 2.0D for a day or two. I had rented the pertrol model when I was in Pakistan last year so I have a fairly good idea about it.
    The only thing that I dont like about the new corrolla is the seating height. The seats are positioned higher that the previous corolla models and at times you feel as if' youre in Mehran because the such high seating position.
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    @ benz300
    i think u should go for diesel... ppl y r u so against diesel.. consider the resale factor then its rly cheap n abt the cng well it does has its disadvantages no space in the trunk, e.t.c... i guess 2.0 D saloon is a rly nice idea u should go for it it rly looks nice in strong blue...

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    noise is a problem if you have a petrol car previously.My cousin owns one only because its more economical.An uncle in our neighbourhood sold his new 2.0d as it was very nosiy.
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    Is the new diesel noisier than the last model diesel ? I didnt hear any complains of the previous 2.0D models.
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    It definitely is. My brother in law has the 2 D Limited in the Indus shape and it's 102 times better. The new one is much heavier and tires the driver sooner too.

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    After reading these postes one thing that the problem seems is the noise now i think it is not a problem at all for for neglacting 2.0d 2nd is the expensive to maintan that is also not
    We should compare petrol and diesel in another manner
    1-if u have noisy engine i dont think its too noisy than the people use to listen music in car what effect does that noise make on you(engine noise)
    Petrol is expensive to ran and i think there are lot of thing should be mantain in petrol in diesel you dont need too mantinace as compare to petrol
    One of the big example is as follw
    Now the diesel is 5pens expensive tha petrol on United kingdom but still most texi driver preffer diesel do u all have any answer to that Are they all made?

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    The new 2.0D doesn't drive as well as the old one. Moreover diesel prices are going to go up soon. Furthermore diesel vehicles require a lot of maintenance. In the end the tradeoff in fuel prices (even at our level) is questionable.
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    I've heard people complain about higher diesel maintanance.
    For once, I'd like ot know what that entials. besides regular oil changes and filters etc what else does a diesel call for in terms of maintenance ?
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    These links oughta help you out:

    http://grounds-mag.com/mag/grounds_maintenance_maintain_diesel_engine/

    http://www.samarins.com/maintenance/engmain.html

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    one should change oil in petrol or diesel at given intervals.
    the recommended interval for either petrol or diesel cars is 3000 miles. Less or more depending upon the type of driving that is done.
    But the common misconception of "diesel requiring more maintenance" is not true. Infact diesel if anything requires less maintenance than a petrol car in general. and diesel engines on a mercedes go 500K miles easy. where as the gasoline engines are known to run for about 400K miles. So you see, the diesel engines last longer as well !
    read this thraed for more info first hand from mercedes diesel owners.
    http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=25183&highlight=diesel+oil+change +interval
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    and if you really need to get more info on the oil change etc. read on...
    http://www.chris-longhurst.com/carbibles/engineoil_bible.html
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    good discussion,, actually i was also thinkin of posting the same topic as i myself cant make up my mind b/w 1.3 petrol and 2.0 diesel...

    as xli is for 8,80k and 2.0d is 10,40k... so theres a difference of 1,60k.. and assuming that petrol costs Rs5/km and diesel costs Rs3/km.. that means the diesel will even its initial extra cost after 80,000 km and thats a lot of time.. moreover theres also the option of installing cng in petrol..

    so now i am confused as to wether i should go for xli or 2.0d...
    also can anyone tell me how much is the difference between the pick of xli and 2.0d... i know keh diesel ke pick ziada hoo gi magar kitna difference hai.... bohut ziada or thora bohut??

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    @benz300 ,just a simple question did you try to adjust steering tilt on the Corolla you have driven. It gets adjusted to a comfortable angle by just one click.
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    @autophile,
    the problem is not the steering tilt. If you compare the newere model with the older one, the height of the seat compared to the steering wheel position is different.
    In the older model the seats were positioned lower and the steering colum was infront of the driver, in the newer model the seats are positioned higher in proportion to the car's body and the steering is position lowered. It's more like driving a bus position than a car position. The tilt is there yes but that is just a tilt, the steering colum and the center of the wheel still are fixed.
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    regarding my question about the pick comparison of xli and 2.0d, i must say that i have to use the car for normal driving purposesin islamabad and not for racing or draggin.. just a basic comparison between the initial pick of both the cars..
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