On paper both are the same performance. I drove both back to back and both were brand new with only 20 miles on the clock. The petrol was ok, but there was no spark in it. It was bland. The drive felt a little numb. Then I drove the diesel which was noticeably different even before I got into 3rd gear. While it may not be any faster, there was a significant different feeling to the acceleration and the drive felt like you were more involved and alive.diddy1234 said:mpwox11, was the diesel alot better than the petrol ?I have not seen any Soul's on the road yet.