Know this is mini trolling, but will bite anywaynot much better that the petrol then? :s
Exactly what i was thinking mate, i do 1200 miles a month mainly to work and back and see average 42mpg. I would of loved to be able to have the petrol one but realised i'd be paying thousands more a year in everything you said! So i was so happy when i managed to find a diesel one i never fully fill the tank and i pay £50 a week for fuel.Know this is mini trolling, but will bite anyway
For me even if the petrol did 35mpg, which doubt it would, thats still £40-50 more a month in fuel alone even at current 10p different, as well as higher road tax, insurance and some running costs, oh and the diesel depreciates less at higher miles. Worked it out and even on a good day looking at £80-100 a month more for a petrol hot hatch for me, so was a no brainer, if nothing else other than i dont have to fill up every 3-4 days.
If you dont mind me asking, what figures did you get before and after from your remap from ktec?. Thats great mpg you are getting as well.I was experiencing similar figures, around 45 mpg at 70mph. After a ktec remap and intercooler it increased the economy alot. I do a 200 mile motorway journey twice a week and see 54- 55mpg at 70 - 80mph. No joke. I couldn't beleive the difference.