Diesel Manual v Automatic - Fuel consumption?

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Found 1st Nov 2008
Hi,

I'm looking to buy a used MPV (Grand Scenic/Grand Picasso/Citroen C8 or similar).
I wanted a diesel automatic but when checking the fuel consumption I was quite shocked to see that the auto version is a lot more thirsty than the manual version. I only looked into a few models, but can I safely assume this will be the case with automatics in general? Silly me always assumed automatics might be more economical to run (but then I am a woman)

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Automatics always use way more fuel,

yes autos use more juice than manuals whether they are petrol or diesel. ;-)

Yes.. you would think that wouldn't you.. i know i used to.. but in general Automatic cars do use more fuel.

Original Poster

Hmmpf :x ...thought as much. Oh well, back to a manual it is then. I'm just lazy I guess.
Cheers guys :thumbsup:

No. WAIT. The C4 Grand Picasso is available with a gearbox called EGS. This is MORE economical than a manual, and has lower CO2 as well. Can't vouch for the others, but the Citroen is a fantastc car.

JUST AS AN ADDITIONAL THOUGHT, IF YOU BUY AN AUTO MAKE SURE YOU BY ONE WITH FULL MAIN AGENT SERVICE HISTORY AND AS LOW MILEAGE AS POSSIBLE. REPLACEMENT AUTO BOXES ON MODERN CARS start AT AROUND £1500.

PS. didnt mean to shout, sorry.

Automatics generally use more fuel, I'd avoid French cars like the plague though, Reliability is a big problem.

Original Poster

Thanks for that, I will look into the Grand Picasso EGS...that might be just what we need then.
Shauneco, I quite like the French cars TBH, better seats etc. But then I have driven Citroen cars without any problems, so I am biased.

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Thanks for that, I will look into the Grand Picasso EGS...that might be … Thanks for that, I will look into the Grand Picasso EGS...that might be just what we need then. Shauneco, I quite like the French cars TBH, better seats etc. But then I have driven Citroen cars without any problems, so I am biased.



me too, 26 years of citroen/peugeot, (only diesels though,petrols have the problems), and no complaints so far:thumbsup:
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