We are looking at bying a ford smax to keep for the next 5-7 years.
Which do you think would be the better engine to go for and why?
petrol or diesel?
petrol isnt as good on mpg but the cars are cheaper and you get a lower mileage used car for your money
Diesel have lots of torque and good mpg but no doubt will suffer with the dreaded dpf and dual mass flywheel at some point in its life?
we currently do around 10k miles a year, some town stuff and some motorway stuff. But due to my job this could increase or decrease dependent on where I am in the country.
We have settled on titanium trim (or maybe Ti x).
If we were go for petrol which isthe best all round engine ?? The 203 or 240bhp model?
Likewise diesel ? 140,163 or 200bhp?
Bearing in mind I would eventually get it remapped to improve the mpg and performance a bit.
What do you think ??