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Thanks for the responses so far - I'm still undecided.

The turbo whined around 2000 rpm, only quietly. And black smoke was evident on 2nd gear pull-away up to rev limit.

we do mostly urban driving for short distances (up to 5 miles) which petrols dont particularly like), occasional 30 mile runs at weekends and around 2 trips a year adding 1000 miles each time, sometimes 7 up. - somewhere around the average of 12000 per annum.

as for diesel v petrol debate, I would anticipate about a 15% improvement in mpg from the diesel (if not greater), so fuel would have to be more the 15% more to buy. locally UL is at 1.16 and diesel is 1.29 - making it JUST cheaper to have diesel (today), but the Race has higher insurance implication (and possibly tax?)

i might flip a coin!!

Anyone else any input - all welcomed - ta
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