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Date Registered: 12-2010
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Hi all, Looking at replacing our 2005 Ti T30 with a T31 Ti, If been looking at 2008/2010 models as they seem to fall in our price range (under 20k).

is any particular model/series (still trying to get my head around the different series) better than another ?

What common faults where these models prone to ?


still mulling over whether too go diesel or not ?

and advice/feedback greatly appreciated

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It'll help if you can make a decision between petrol and diesel to help us answer your question better emoticon

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It'll help if you can make a decision between petrol and diesel to help us answer your question better emoticon



OK lets deal with that first them.

my understanding is that the petrol is dear to fuel but cheaper to service, whereas the diesel is cheaper to fuel but dearer to service.
diesel would be better tow car
have noted with interest that the auto in the diesel is power limited (reduce kw) compared to the Petrol.

I should probably add that this would be my commute to work car, but used a couple of times a year for extended family road trip ( Just got back from a 8000k drive around Vic. and SA).
as for towing nothing more that a 6 x4 trailer at the present.

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I personally would go for the diesel, especially if it is mainly used for extended family road trips. I have two diesel cars and I would never own another petrol car. The torque produced by the diesels is amazing.

Cheers

John

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I personally would go for the diesel, especially if it is mainly used for extended family road trips. I have two diesel cars and I would never own another petrol car. The torque produced by the diesels is amazing.

Cheers

John



interesting , just had a conversation with Nissan salesman, who suggested the petrol, because diesels need to get up to operating temp. and my run to work usually only takes me around 15"



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I should probably add that this would not my commute to work car, but used a couple of times a year for extended family road trip ( Just got back from a 8000k drive around Vic. and SA).
as for towing nothing more that a 6 x4 trailer at the present.



I thought you said that it would not be your daily commute to work car? With that said, I use both my diesels for commuting and as long as you take them on a decent drive regularly, there should be no problems.

Cheers

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I should probably add that this would not my commute to work car, but used a couple of times a year for extended family road trip ( Just got back from a 8000k drive around Vic. and SA).
as for towing nothing more that a 6 x4 trailer at the present.



I thought you said that it would not be your daily commute to work car? With that said, I use both my diesels for commuting and as long as you take them on a decent drive regularly, there should be no problems.

Cheers

John



yes Sorry John, typo on my part, good to know that the diesel will be fine on the commute




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It all depends how much driving you do. If it's stop/start type of commuting/driving, then diesel is definitely out of the question. Diesel is only good for long distance type of driving and you definitely need to hit the highway to avoid it clogging-up.

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Well given my short (15" each way) commute the petrol would be better suited.

So now to choosing the model / series etc


Looking at 2008 onwards Auto ??


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OK, so now you can have a read in the CVT thread and you will notice that the petrol CVT models until 2010 had some CVT transmission issues (not all of them of course), but this same transmission problem stopped from model 2010 and up.

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