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    Hi all, I'm considering buying a 307 touring but I dont know what model to go for (diesel or Petrol?). Are there any 307 owners that can give me some help and advice?

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    Many thanks, Trent.

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    Not a 307 owner but a confirmed Dieselaholic. I would definately get a diesel if I were in the market for a 307. Got to love the economy, though you would be well advised to look into an intercooler either air to air or better and less room hungry a water to air chiller. Better economy and dramatically reduced EGT = increased engine life.

    I can only suggest that you drive both and make up your own mind. Diesel becomes a way of life they are different to drive but less so now than 15 yrs ago.
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    I've got the diesel touring. I quite like it.

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    I must agree with cruiserman, intercooled diesel are the way to go great ecconomy a little different to drive. I love my 405SRTD and would not own another petrol motor. LuLu

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    The only problem is the 307 HDi isn't intercooled

    We get the least impressive HDis here, until diesel standards improve and there is more will on manufacturers' behalf, it'll stay that way for a little while longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuLu
    I love my 405SRTD and would not own another petrol motor. LuLu
    Out of left field but I see quite a few 405's on the road around here (beautiful cars) and they are nearly exclusively diesels. Does anyone (ie. Justin) know what the ratio of diesel to petrol motors were for 405's sold here?

    Also the 307 could definately do with an intercooler but it still beats driving a petrol .

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    Quote Originally Posted by touring?
    Out of left field but I see quite a few 405's on the road around here (beautiful cars) and they are nearly exclusively diesels. Does anyone (ie. Justin) know what the ratio of diesel to petrol motors were for 405's sold here?

    Also the 307 could definately do with an intercooler but it still beats driving a petrol .

    i think it depends on where you live

    in the country the 405's are mainly diesels where in the cities they are mainly petrol cars

    i see a few 405's running around here and they are all diesel bar one Mi-16 where as if we go into sydney at all any 405's that are seen are petrol cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug307
    The only problem is the 307 HDi isn't intercooled

    We get the least impressive HDis here, until diesel standards improve and there is more will on manufacturers' behalf, it'll stay that way for a little while longer.
    That is why I suggested fitting a chiller preferably a water to air chiller as water will remove heat from the intake charge more efficiently than an air to air chiller.
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    Thanks guys, so what would one expect to pay for an air to air intercoolder or water to air intercooler? Who would install one on a 307? Anyone done this to a 307?

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    Have a look at www.are.com.au to give you a few ideas.
    Also www.allardturbosport.co.uk has some good info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozclio
    Hi all, I'm considering buying a 307 touring but I dont know what model to go for (diesel or Petrol?). Are there any 307 owners that can give me some help and advice?

    Many thanks, Trent. :pugplak:
    Do your sums. The extra several thousands for the diesel will only be recovered if the mileage you do over the life of the car offsets the price difference between petrol and diesel.

    Although with the increase in the cost of fuel this week diesels are looking more and more attractive. Pity we don't have the same diesel engines offered down under as are available in Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by touring?
    Also the 307 could definately do with an intercooler but it still beats driving a petrol ;) .
    The 2.0l petrol is the pick even though petrol is dearer than diesel. It's just so much more responsive. Bring on the 'new diesels'.
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