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|24th June 2009, 12:02||#16|
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Although the diesels have more torque as compared to petrol, I don't like them because of the non linear nature of their response (turbo-lag).
I would say petrols are easier to drive in city.
Diesel is probably better for ghats and all.
Also Linea petrol has good pulling power (enough torgue).
I travelled with 5 friends in my Linea (6 ppl total), AC full blast and it pulled cleanly in 2nd gear from almost standstill position.
And that automatic AC throttling based on load is a really useful feature.
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Low end torque vs high end power: That about sums up the difference between the driving Diesels and petrols. It is a matter of personal choice that depends on driving style. I drive both and enjoy both with some partiality towards the petrol.
A/c. does go off by itself in Fiats, one need not manually switch it off for overtaking etc. This feature has been a constant from the days of the Premier Padmini - my 1989 BE DX A/c. had that, so did the Premier 118NE, in these two cars the cut off was via a micro switch which cut off the A/c. when the accelerator pedal was floored. The Palio too has a cut off but, I think it is via the ECU. That being said, with 90 BHP on tap, does one need the A/c. to go off? I would like to disable this feature on my GTX - help and suggestions on how to do this are welcome.
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