I have 21 years experience with Shell Retail Fuels. & IMHO you (& I) have done the right thing. The 2.0L TSi is far too thirsty and VED is too high in the first year.
Unless you tow there is no reason to buy an 'oiler'. They are more expensive to buy and on Yetis (I am am my 3rd 1.2 DSG)at least they are just as economical as the dervs.
I consider that the death of diesel as a road fuel is imminent. It will be taxed out of existence because of the NOx emissions. Renault are to cease building diesel engines in the near future and since Nissan are allied with Renault , watch this space on diesel Nissans.
HMG are selling their entire fleet of 'oilers' and going petrol hybrid. London is doubling parking charges and Birmingham & others have banned ANY diesel car from the city centres.
Lorries may last a bit longer but the Yanks have already brought out a 1000BHP truck with a 350 mile range running on electric/hydrogen hybrid. Once somebody wakes up and gets more than the existing 3 hydrogen refuelling points in the country electric cars will be dead as well. Hydrogen is the only viable route for road transport. IMHO!!! I may be wrong? :roll:
But I think the death knell for diesel is tolling louder and louder .
I don't think there will be the sensationalist expectations some publications are announcing for diesel.
After all its a previous government that encouraged diesel sales by (as typical of politicians) not having all the facts.
They had the opportunity to slow new diesel sales with the VED changes, and they didn't so I can't see them doing a lot else than a smallish levy in future. I do believe they ought to be discouraging new diesel sales, but not hitting current owners for doing what was encouraged in the past.
2.0 Tsi too thirsty Colin ? Check the Skoda figures, 4x4 petrol engines with DSG are very similar, and from experience I would say the 2.0 is probably going to do better real world than the 1.4 simply because it won't be working so hard to pull a heavy car.
Admittedly I have the benefit of being a low miler, so fuel consumption is not a major issue for me.
I expect the Kodiaq won't be much different MPG than my tsi vRS, its heavier with less power and 4WD, but I won't be as inclined to be as spirited
Yep, £500 first year tax on 2.0 tsi, up from previous £300, but then the annual VED is the same (£140) for all of us as long as we haven't gone over 40K list.
At the old rate , it would have been £210 a year thereafter for the 2.0 tsi so I'm happy about that