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Old 12-09-2011, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by d geek View Post
My only personal experience is with turbodiesels, but i can tell you that oil consumption is not an issue. I have multiple cars with 200-300K mi on them with original turbos. Longevity is not an issue if you use the right oil and some common sense. Yes, they use 'more fuel' when driving agressively, but this just means that the power is there when you need it, so they are saving you fuel when you drive 'normally'.

Try a modern turbocharged vehicle- you won't be disappointed
Turbo diesels tend to be over-engineered for most applications, even those used in a passenger car. They're going to be designed to be pushed at full loads most of the time since they have lower RPMs and to provide that extra low end power when you want it.

Plus a VW with a iron engine block is going to have a higher longevity rate then a aluminum block motor would, especially when driven hard all the time.

Turbo gasoline engines otoh won't be over-engineered like a turbo diesel, except a 2JZ, GTR engine or that 2.5TFSI from Audi.
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