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davidrogers190
22-09-2009, 05:37 PM
Im looking at getting a nearly new Caddy but am unsure of what engine to go for, the TDI is slighly more expensive than the SDI and I dont know weather or not its worth the extra money?

Which engine gives better MPG, also has anyone got any pics of some nice Caddys?

k10lbe
22-09-2009, 05:39 PM
id pay the extra and get the tdi !
A mates got a sdi version and it is bloody slow, great on fuel but you dont seem to get anywhere lol

dew1911
22-09-2009, 05:51 PM
If the SDi Badge means the same as it did on Golfs then go TDi anyday. The SDi is an unturbo'd version, and actually not that great on fuel from experience as you have to thrash them everywhere, far more economical to drive a TDi sensibly and be able to keep up with traffic.

*MAGIC*
22-09-2009, 05:53 PM
TDI all the way.
Great vans.

Robbie

buckas
22-09-2009, 05:53 PM
TDi

otherwise you'll be treading water on any hills in the SDI

davidrogers190
22-09-2009, 05:54 PM
What sort of MPG does the tdi get?

buckas
22-09-2009, 05:56 PM
depends on load in the back and/or driving style

granny and empty easy 50+, heavy and boot it 38 ish

k10lbe
22-09-2009, 05:57 PM
http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/RoadTests/story/Volkswagen-Caddy-Maxi-20TDI-Sportline/433329650

David
22-09-2009, 06:00 PM
i've got an SDi caddy

I'll sail past you when the turbo goes after 50k miles :D

buckas
22-09-2009, 06:03 PM
http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/RoadTests/story/Volkswagen-Caddy-Maxi-20TDI-Sportline/433329650

nice version - i'm pretty sure OP is looking between 1.9 TDi and 2.0 SDi tho

David
22-09-2009, 06:08 PM
nice version - i'm pretty sure OP is looking between 1.9 TDi and 2.0 SDi tho

leather interior in a van is ridiculous aswell, its for mr shirt and tie who needs more space than his 3 series

19k for a small van aswell, stupid

Grizzle
22-09-2009, 06:14 PM
i've got an SDi caddy

I'll sail past you when the turbo goes after 50k miles :D
Hmmm 51k and still going strong dont believe the myth that everyone tells you unless you have one. ;)

David
22-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Hmmm 51k and still going strong dont believe the myth that everyone tells you unless you have one. ;)

mines has just touched 50k miles, although its slow, it does me for now, the SDi still drives better than the other 2 transit TDi's that i have :lol:

buckas
22-09-2009, 06:19 PM
mines has just touched 50k miles, although its slow, it does me for now, the SDi still drives better than the other 2 transit TDi's that i have :lol:

that's because it's german and not a ford ;)

dennis
22-09-2009, 06:22 PM
that's because it's german and not a ford ;)

quality :lol::lol:

BENJY
22-09-2009, 07:11 PM
Id personally go for the Tdi as imo it is more refined and car like but take them both for a spin and see which one you prefer!
I personaly think the caddy in the link below is awsome!
Go to conversions then click caddy sport
http://www.nicheconversions.com/home.htm

Dipesh
22-09-2009, 07:15 PM
Its got to be TDI for me :D

tommyzooom
22-09-2009, 09:09 PM
TDI for sure, Yes it will be more expensive to buy but will hold its value more,
This is mine below, 2008 tdi 16k miles, buying a new one in Jan if your interested
9743

Modmedia
22-09-2009, 09:10 PM
SDI.

Dead as MJ.

veedubsimon
22-09-2009, 10:12 PM
i had a 2.0 SDI Golf. Ok it was slow compared to the TDI i have now but the engine will do 250,000 with no hastle. Thats why there are so many SDI Skoda TAXIs

Archway
22-09-2009, 10:35 PM
[QUOTE=BENJY;1737905]Id personally go for the Tdi as imo it is more refined and car like but take them both for a spin and see which one you prefer!
I personaly think the caddy in the link below is awsome!
Go to conversions then click caddy sport
http://www.nicheconversions.com/home.htm[/QUOTE


:argie:

buckas
22-09-2009, 10:51 PM
SDI.

Dead as MJ.

:lol:

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp351/leonanimagens/fotorespostas/WackoJacko.gif
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/Litriox/WackoJacko.gif

chargedvr6
22-09-2009, 11:03 PM
iv seen 1 with a vr6 in it :)

dodge77
22-09-2009, 11:15 PM
TDI without a doubt. I've have x2 passat estate TDI's and they certainly shift, with loads of low end torque and grunt. Even driving them hard its easy to still get 48+ mpg

On long motorway journeys 55+ mpg.

To overtake on motorways you can leave it in 6th gear, just add some revs and the turbo kicks in. Even pulls up hills like a steam train without dropping down a gear.


0-60 in 9ish seconds which ain't bad for such frugality on fuel!

davidrogers190
23-09-2009, 01:35 AM
Any caddy tdi owners? Could you tell me how much it is to fill up and how many miles you get from a tank. Im going to a vw van centre tomorrow to hopefully get one I had an old shape sdi and found it very loud but pretty nice to drive so I have high expectations for the new one

pooma
23-09-2009, 02:19 AM
Got to be TDi, we have an SDi at work as a loaner and it is slowwwww. We also have a Corsa TD and a Fiesta tdci both of which will leave the Caddy for dead. In fact we had a transit that probably would've left it behind as well.

The vans we use get ragged all day long and it looks like this is going to be the 3rd Caddy we are going to be sending back with a knackered gearbox, we've sent 2 fiestas back with suspension problems and I believe the Corsa has been the most reliable of the lot.

hakanerdogan
23-09-2009, 02:29 AM
SDI-slow, traditional atmospheric diesel, works louder. it might be better at fuel economy, i do not know what kind of diesels are there but in my country there are 2 kinds of diesel fuel, cheap and the expensive... the expensive one which TDI's use...

***SDI can work with cheaper one.

TDI-fast and ''torquenstein'' :), but risk of turbo problems (costs much)

(ı'm TDI car user)

David
23-09-2009, 11:22 PM
SDI.

Dead as MJ.

i take it you have owned both then?

Jees, just because it's slow doesnt mean its not fit for purpose, i get 220 miles out of my 20 on my SDi

gets to 30/60 no problem and will sit at 60 no problem either, tell me when (in a van) i'm going to feel the need for spirited driving, quick cornering etc?

I just feel folk shove the SDi out the way because there is a TDi version, for years most small vans never had turbo's - the peugeot expert, kangoo, even transits - but there are still more of them out there now than the TDi variants