Car: 2.2 Silver SI
Join Date: 23rd November 2016
Location: Doncaster UK
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I bought the diesel partly because of the easy performance.
Peak torque of 250lb:ft is around 2k rpm and it holds it to around 3k, peak power is a little before 4k with the redline at 4.5k. Around town on my relatively short commute the car is averaging 43mpg on the dash and that increases on longer runs, 50mpg is quite easy if you're not thrashing it but still making progress, 60 should be achievable on the motorway.
Come up behind a slow car, set rpm to 2k+ and it will overtake at will, rapidly. It's a different driving style to a petrol, even a big one with decent torque like my old 325 didn't really come alive until 4k and liked fuel (25-30mpg), the civic is 40 bhp down on paper but is faster 0-60 and feels it.
Last edited by Stonesie; 2nd January 2017 at 10:43.