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1.4 or 2.0 petrol

Postby Danclarke1096 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:02 pm

Hi All. Looking to buy either a 1.4 or 2.0 petrol. Would prefer the 2.0 but worried about fuel use. Anyone have any experiences or thoughts?, any comments would be helpful
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Re: 1.4 or 2.0 petrol

Postby risingson » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:59 pm

Danclarke1096 wrote:Hi All. Looking to buy either a 1.4 or 2.0 petrol. Would prefer the 2.0 but worried about fuel use. Anyone have any experiences or thoughts?, any comments would be helpful

2.0 unless it's a post 2012 model. (from a 1. 4 owner). You can read up about the earlier 1.4 piston failures on here.

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Re: 1.4 or 2.0 petrol

Postby Deagol » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:43 pm

If petrol use is your main concern, that will be a combination of your expected annual mileage, the roads you usually drive on and your driving style (or how heavy your right foot is).

Based on pseudo-official MPG and "real MPG" reports, it looks like the 1.4 will do about 40 mpg versus the 2.0 doing 35 mpg. Assume annually 10,000 miles - in a 1.4 that would work out to 250 gallon (1139 litres) versus the 2.0 needing 285 gallon / 1302 litres. Price those extra 163 litres at £1.30 and your 10,000 miles could cost you an extra £212 or £4 per week on average. Obviously, lower annual mileage will reduce this gap, as would different consumption. I don't know what the effect is on the MPG if you drive the 1.4 really hard, opposed to doing the same with the 2.0.

THEN compare that against your own perceptions of how strong the 1.4 engine is versus the 2.0 in terms of both acceleration/torque etc and also reliability, the possible different levels of trim and equipment etc in your target cars. I haven't factored in possible differences in insurance premiums, resale values, servicing costs.

You might decide that on my example, having the 2.0 is worth the extra £4 a week. or I might be talking out of my hat....

Hoping that this helps in some way, but as always, the decision is yours !

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Re: 1.4 or 2.0 petrol

Postby risingson » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:24 pm

My 1. 4 happily does 40mpg even with the foot down. It's a very economical engine although I may just have one of the good ones!

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Re: 1.4 or 2.0 petrol

Postby 3t3p » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:36 am

Which 1.4? My 122 did 36mpg on average without trying and that is booting it to accelerate up to motorway speeds.

Good but limited performance engine. Get 2.0 if you can.

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