Originally Posted by rjs
I'm not trying to argue that the petrol is better, just that I prefered it. They're both excellent engines, if some people prefer the diesel, great, get yourselves one! It would be a boring world if everyone thought the same.
I agree. Personal preference and choice makes life more interesting.
I actually found my 530d a little dull, because I didn't want 'effortless performance' I wanted an involving drive.
When I did a couple of race days last year this crystalised my opinion and I decided I had to have a powerful manual petrol car.
For me that was the right decision. But I know plenty of people would make a very different choice.