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Old 11-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BongoBennie View Post
More than anything, it depends on how you drive, and while diesels do operate differently, they are still pumps. The same vehicle with a turbo motor will almost always come with a smaller engine that makes more power and if you stay off the gas, it will do better on gas... those are the facts.
What's the point of having a turbo/supercharger on an engine if you don't use it? Besides which some turbos cannot help but be used, by design. The Fiat Idea I drove in Italy had an itty bitty little turbocharger that started making boost just off idle. The engine's max torque was available at 1750 RPMs.

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