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My previous IDE was rather problematic, though I suspect a lot of it was down to the same injector problem that took umpteen dealer visits before they agreed to replace the injector.

The concern with the IDE is that they can suffer from premature cylinder wear and a resulting loss of compression. This usually initially manifests itself as a lumpy idle, and a compression test is the only real way to put your mind at rest (or otherwise.)

When they're running right, the 2.0 IDE is a damn fine engine. It's got loads of low down torque for a 16v petrol engine, and that torque curve stays pretty flat most of the way to the red-line, giving a pleasantly linear power delivery.

Fuel economy's pretty poor, especially considering that economy is supposed to be one of the main benefits of direct injection.

There's some interesting information about direct injection and some specifics about the IDE on the following link. The article includes (for the first time) a plausible explanation of what IDE actually stands for (Injection Direct Essence.) Well you learn something new every day
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