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hammerman | 08:10 Sun 20th Nov 2016 | Motoring
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The wife has gone and bought one of these. It's 3 years old and to be honest, the write ups on them aren't great.

However, we're not serious drivers so probably wouldn't notice if the wing mirrors whistled in the wind or it didn't quite handle properly whilst going round a hairpin bend at 70mph etc.

Anyone got one? Would love to hear your experiences. Ours is being delivered on 5th Dec.

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Would be advisable to put the spec/model level and engine type.
I have an automatic and I really like it it's easy to drive and comfortable. However I know absolutely nothing about cars so can't answer any technical queries! The only thing I would say is that I find the view from the rear window a bit limited other than that it's great.
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It's a 1.7 cdti 5 door manual, 2013 model.
My brother has one, new this summer. He has always had Fords in the past. He is quite happy with his Moka.
Very often published road tests can be very misleading regarding every day real time motoring and driving. Judge the vehicle by how it feels to you and whether it suits your needs.
Had a Zafira with the same engine & gearbox, very economical I got over 40 mpg and that was mainly around town, over 60 mpg on a long run.
the diesel ones are a nightmare.
So why are the diesel ones a nightmare?
I have a Diesel, after 45 years of petrol,it is a revelation! Will never go back to petrol now! Diesel wins hands down !
The problem with diesel generally is that all the gubbins needed to make it clean has a tendency to go wrong and it costs thousands and is often unfixable. Apart from that they all sound like tractors.
I estimate that my diesel Volvo saves me well over £1000 a year in fuel costs over a petrol equivalent, so I could afford a large bill. My last two diesels have both covered over 150,000 miles with no fuel system problems.
they will bhg, then any fuel savings will be wiped out.
There is a problem if you only make short journeys and a light will come on to inform you of this. It just needs a longer run (couple of junctions up a motorway) and the self cleaning gadget kicks in.
ToraToraTora, "generally" speaking you are correct. Must admit that I'd avoid diesels unless I clocked up many miles a year. I know some engines are more prone to problems than others, for example the particulates filter and subsequent regeneration issues! Some engines are more tolerant to town driving than others...so in the case of the Mokka I'd go online and check forum's, Honest John, that sort of thing.
MantaRay is right, you really need to be doing 10,000 plus a year for a diesel to be an economic option. Whilst the fuel savings are great the initial cost is much higher, so it can take you a while to recoup that.
I've got a mate who is currently suing a main dealer for over 5k because of a diesel, they just cannot fix, they have replaced countless parts and the heap of *** just won't get out of limp mode. Put him off for life. I won't touch with a bargepole, any savings are quickly wiped out by the agro.
Back-of-envelope calculation.

My last petrol car was a Vauxhall Omega 2.5 V6 and I used to get about 25mpg on a run.
Current car is a Volvo V70 2.4D and I get about 40mpg on a run (46 mpg going to Gloucester last Saturday).
I have covered 160,000 miles in the Volvo since I bought it in 2008.
At 40 mpg that's 4000 gals of fuel, say £5 per gallon = £20,000.
Omega woukld have used 160,000/25 =6,400 gals, petrol/diesel roughly same price=£32,000.
Savings on diesel = £12,000. Enough said.
yes clearly a saving when they work.

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