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    Peugeot 206 HDi

    Has anybody driven one? I can't for the life of me find a fast car to hire in Europe at a 1/2 decent price. Therefore I have decided to hire something like a 206 HDi for all the kms I am going to do (I am actually going to lease it because I want it for a month). I will then hire a Super 7 for a few days to go to the Nurburgring. I know the diesel isn't sold here, but I was wondering if anybody has driven one in Europe or read any reviews?

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    Cal,

    Here's something that may give you a bit of a clue or at worst a starting point.
    I know it's the "other side of the fence" but they really ain't all that scarey once ya get ta know 'em.

    <a href="http://www.citroen.mb.ca/citroenet/html/h/hdi90test.html" target="_blank">http://www.citroen.mb.ca/citroenet/html/h/hdi90test.html</a>

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    Cal, I suggest you have a look at the Citroen eurodrive program. Their rates for the lease are cheaper than both Peugeot and Renault. My family is going to France and England this year, and we are looking at getting something along the lines of an Hdi Xsara or C5, depending on how much room we think we'll need (will investigate propperly closer to the time).

    <a href="http://www.citroen.com.au/driveeurope.html" target="_blank">http://www.citroen.com.au/driveeurope.html</a>

    One interesting point is a C3 1.4 HDi Exclusive 5spd costs the same amount as a Xsara 2.0 HDi SX 5spd manual ($1670 for 23 days, $30 per day after).

    <small>[ 23 January 2003, 08:26 PM: Message edited by: nJm ]</small>
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    Peugeot & Renault are currently offering 7 free days.

    travel.com.au also has a special going for Peugeot. Bear in mind - to take advantage of these specials, you do need to pay in advance.

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    Cal, different car I know, but CAR has a long term test 307SW diesel and they're getting a measured 52.3 mpg out of the thing. Brilliant.

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    Are you thinking the diesel for economy or lugging power or what?
    This might be telling you what you consider the bleeding obvious but there are so many stories out there about Europeans driving diesels I thought it was worth reminding you that if it's economy you need you want to look at how much the base petrol version costs in comparison and how many ks you'll do with what fuel costs.
    Nine years ago I leased a base AX (1litre) for three weeks. Considered the diesel, but given that it was more expensive to lease and I was basically just scooting from Paris down to Provence and doing a bit of touring around the coast (totalled 3840ks) it wasn't worth the difference to get the diesel version.
    Almost five years ago I leased a base 106 for three months, doing 14920ks (you guessed it - I wasn't going to pay for the 15000k service when there wasn't much more I wanted to see). Again, the daily rate for the diesel was so much more expensive that it was touch and go as to what would have been cheaper overall.
    If economy is the measure, add up your ks and do some surfing to check out relative fuel costs. (And another piece of possibly irrelevant info -if you're travelling much in France fuel used to nearly always be cheapest at the pumps located at super/hypermarkets.)
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    In a small car like an AX or 106 I don't doubt the diesel would hold very little over a petrol if any, but if talking about larger, heavier cars such as a Scenic or a 406, I would expect a diesel to be better.
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    Bruce H:
    Are you thinking the diesel for economy or lugging power or what?
    This might be telling you what you consider the bleeding obvious but there are so many stories out there about Europeans driving diesels I thought it was worth reminding you that if it's economy you need you want to look at how much the base petrol version costs in comparison and how many ks you'll do with what fuel costs.
    Nine years ago I leased a base AX (1litre) for three weeks. Considered the diesel, but given that it was more expensive to lease and I was basically just scooting from Paris down to Provence and doing a bit of touring around the coast (totalled 3840ks) it wasn't worth the difference to get the diesel version.
    Almost five years ago I leased a base 106 for three months, doing 14920ks (you guessed it - I wasn't going to pay for the 15000k service when there wasn't much more I wanted to see). Again, the daily rate for the diesel was so much more expensive that it was touch and go as to what would have been cheaper overall.
    If economy is the measure, add up your ks and do some surfing to check out relative fuel costs. (And another piece of possibly irrelevant info -if you're travelling much in France fuel used to nearly always be cheapest at the pumps located at super/hypermarkets.)
    Good advice, I will have to do some thinking about how many kms I might do in the trip. To be perfectly honest, performance was what I was looking for. Nothing even 1/2 performance orientated is offered though. I then started thinking about trying to rent something fast for a couple of days and something cheap to run for the rest of the time.

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