D2 vs D3
New Poster and prospective V40 owner here - hi!
I test drove a D2 over the weekend and to be honest, after getting back into my old i30 (same engine size) I was surprised at how much more sprightly the older car felt. So when I got home, I checked it out - and sure enough, the D2's 0-60 is slower than my current car, which is not exactly quick. I have two reasons for the speed - firstly off the line as my daily commute involves some awkward junctions I have to nip out of pretty swiftly, and secondly around 40-60mph as a lot of my journey is B roads and I need to promptly get round all the slow ****s in my way!
So, I don't really know whether what I perceived as a lack of pace in the D2 is a result of the D2, or just my inexperience in driving it and getting the best out of it. I thought I might give the D3 a try and see how that felt.
So my questions! - Firstly, how much quicker is the D3 than the D2. Do any D2 owners feel I am being unfair and that the lack of pace is due to my lack of experience with the car?
Secondly, in real world terms, how big is the difference in MPG between the D2 and the D3?
Any help anyone can offer is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!