Too many here buy cars with defective clutches----auto would resolve that problem/ expenditure
Or just budget a replacement in the cost of the car, don't worry to much about the clutch, just be aware.Too many here buy cars with defective clutches----auto would resolve that problem/ expenditure
The auto does not have the clutch associated problems, but autos when they go wrong can be very costly to put right, although we don't often hear of many failed or very problematic auto boxes on here.Many thanks for the top tips
Are you saying the auto gearbox better and more reliable than manual?
Are you comparing performance between a 1.8 na ZT and CDTi...? On the road performance difference is huge.I dont think the 10 bhp make much difference, it is certainly a thirsty beast, I think probably 3 to 4 mpg worse than a 190 (which isnt that great on fuel consumption anyway)
Hardly, the job can be done at many places for less than £400 - many recommended on here, so the cost isn't so big at all, infact it can be worked into the cost of purchase. Flywheels aren't commonly replaced on the ZT, but if they need to be, its very easily noticeable when looking.However clutches and mater cylinders are expensive .. Beech Hill (recommended by many) charge £812 for a full clutch replacement including master cylinder and more of the Flywheel needs changing as well
I really don't think the 120 would be able to keep up with a standard turbo diesel with the 135 map tbh. Now if you were comparing the 160 turbo against the cdti then fair enough but the OP is looking at a 120 version not the turbo version.Thinking about the difference between an Auto Kv6 and a Manual Kv6,
The difference between CDTI and the 1.8 is big if the diesel isnt tuned but with the extra bits the difference can be made up so I believe.
As to the cost of clutch repairs, I took the price from the Beech Hill Web site for "fixed price repairs" - It's a bit of an academic excercise for my car since I have the auto - most likely it can be done cheaper and well however there are some tales of woe in the area of clutches and flywheels on this forum, If it was to bite me I would want to be very careful - but as always shopping around can save money.
My ZTT190 which I have just part exchanged, had a very heavy clutch, which I would say would probably be a problem for your wife, and to me spoilt some of the pleasure of driving the car, especially in traffic!!It's a tricky call - The main reason I have an auto is that my wife is partially disabled and her left leg is weak so working a clutch causes her some considerable pain..
Agree, I was meaning the NA 1.8, not the 1.8T.I really don't think the 120 would be able to keep up with a standard turbo diesel with the 135 map tbh. Now if you were comparing the 160 turbo against the cdti then fair enough but the OP is looking at a 120 version not the turbo version.