Diesel cars are not really my choice. I always thought that they were noisy and smelly vehicles.
I did an about turn recently when I got to drive a Vauxhall Corsa Sxi 1.3CDTi. One of our friends had recently bought it and I gave it a test drive. It is a 5 door, manual car with a 1.3 litre 16V diesel engine. The car comes with all the frills - airbags, air conditioning, alloy rim with low profile tyres, ABS, CD player, etc.
After driving my 1.8 Litre car, I felt that the pick up was a bit slow but it was smooth sailing after that. The seats were quite comfortable and once on the highway, the engine suddenly seem to come to life. My friend told me that it was the turbo kicking in. I imagined that it must be guzzling fuel and I was surprised when my friend told me that that it was more economical than his previous car.
Though it looks quite small from outside, it quite spacious inside. Though I have to admit that I didn't get in the back passenger seats.
I really loved that car and when I upgrade my car, the Vauxhall Corsa Sxi would definitely be in my list.