After close on 5 years, the trusty 8th Gen i-DTEC tourer and I have parted company.
I’ve kept scrupulous records for my car, detailing all servicing costs (all the routine stuff was done on the drive at home using genuine parts at half the recommended intervals –thanks Holdcroft & LubeTech), road tax, insurance, fuel, depreciation etc.
The similar post I made about my 7th Gen didn’t make the cut in one of the admin spring cleans, but I kept the details and will compare below:
Both cars were 2.2 diesel tourers. The 7th Gen was a 5 speed i-CTDi and the 8th Gen was a 6 speed i-DTEC. I suspect the better mpg on the later car was as much to do with the extra gear than the engine design. My commute and driving style has remained pretty consistent over both cars so the comparison is probably fairly valid.
It seems 8th Gen has been a little more expensive to own, largely due to the parts and servicing costs. I think I was just unlucky to need a headlight, clutch and driveshafts. I also had to put a full set of tyres and brakes on not long after I bought it, and the same not long before I sold it.