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Torque200 3rd October 2017 05:32 PM

Will Low Running Affect Diesel Heart?
 
Budget : 10 to 11 lakhs
location : chennai
top five priorities
1) Fun to drive
2) solid vault like built
3) safety features
monthly running
500 to 800 kms with occasional weekend trips
type of fuel : petrol/diesel
purpose Daily commute to work with occasional weekend trips
seating capacity 4
segment Hatchback

My top most choice is Polo GT TSI.
Safely Ruled out due to its DSG reliability.

Then on the list is GT TDI.
But I was told to keep away from diesel given my monthly running which is less than 1000 kms.

My biggest question is
Will low running affects diesel engine or TDI specifically in any way ?

kkn13 3rd October 2017 07:19 PM

Re: Will Low Running Affect Diesel Heart?
 
Low running doesnt impact diesels at all

But keep in mind VW clutches are very heavy and Id suggest waiting for Ecosport for the same price range instead imho its a better loaded package and fresher given VW's current lineup will be discontinued in favour of MQB successors soon

kenlitting 3rd October 2017 08:53 PM

Re: Will Low Running Affect Diesel Heart?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Torque200 (Post 550036)
Budget : 10 to 11 lakhs
location : chennai
top five priorities
1) Fun to drive
2) solid vault like built
3) safety features
monthly running
500 to 800 kms with occasional weekend trips
type of fuel : petrol/diesel
purpose Daily commute to work with occasional weekend trips
seating capacity 4
segment Hatchback

My top most choice is Polo GT TSI.
Safely Ruled out due to its DSG reliability.

Then on the list is GT TDI.
But I was told to keep away from diesel given my monthly running which is less than 1000 kms.

My biggest question is
Will low running affects diesel engine or TDI specifically in any way ?

Low running has no effect on diesel engine except that it is uneconomical for you for the extra anount of money spent and and also keep in mind service cost of diesel filter also which needs periodic replacement.Another factor is diesel cars need occasionally to be run at an higher speed .If you don’t regularly drive your car fast enough to clean its diesel particulate filter (DPF), it will become clogged with soot.

amitpshelke 4th October 2017 10:29 AM

Re: Will Low Running Affect Diesel Heart?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kkn13 (Post 550045)
Low running doesnt impact diesels at all

But keep in mind VW clutches are very heavy and Id suggest waiting for Ecosport for the same price range instead imho its a better loaded package and fresher given VW's current lineup will be discontinued in favour of MQB successors soon

If top priority is FUN TO DRIVE keeping in mind for FE then Ford Figo Diesel [Sports] is better to have. Else you can wait for EcoSport facelift.

1000 KMS is sufficient for a month to keep diesel car healthy. All you need to do is, give you car a occasional high stretch to open up the engine and breath.

POLO GT is meant for highway, coz DSG will be expensive in daily B2B traffic.

pravin1987 4th October 2017 11:08 AM

Re: Will Low Running Affect Diesel Heart?
 
I recommend Nexon followed by the ecosport. Nexon is neither handicapped size like ladder frame suv or a small hatchback. It's the right size.

I would suggest petrol Nexon as your running is low.Take a TD and decide. Regarding soot build up/EGR cleaning is out of the equation till you clock 1lakh kms.

as a best practice for turbo charged cars, ideal for 2 minutes before you move and maintain low speeds till optimum engine temp is reached and before shutting down run the car below turbo zone.

Vishwas 4th October 2017 01:49 PM

Re: Will Low Running Affect Diesel Heart?
 
From recent inconsistent diesel regulations and irregularities in the diesel functioning, It's recommended to go for a hassle free petrol powered car.

Since your running is low, there are petrol cars with turbos like Baleno RS, Vento/polo TSI, Nexon petrol, (Haven't driven any of them) you could give them all a try and lay hands in the ones you like.

Diesels needs frequent maintenance as portrayed by other members here, and it definitely costs you a lakh or more when compared with Petrol/Diesel Models.

kkn13 4th October 2017 03:45 PM

Re: Will Low Running Affect Diesel Heart?
 
Diesels dont need frequent maintenance, I used to service my Ritz once a year VS my City , every 6 months wherein City feels rough if not serviced for too long
Both had equal running everyday
I sold my Ritz


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