Hi I'm from the UK. I've just taken delivery of my first ever Diesel.
(Audi A3 2.0 Litre TDI, http://www.cardomain.com/id/17539 ).
Sceptacal at first... but beginning to know the hype of diesel. The
Advantages so far... 1) Road Tax is cheaper. I pay just £115 pounds a year
equiv to a small VW Polo or Renault Clio. 2) On a single 55 Litre Tank
it's capable of a range of 500 miles. 3) It has a turbo and it's over
taking capablilties is breath taking at the right Revs. 4) Servicing is
every 30,000 miles or 2 years.
I've just did a test of my own. And yeah I do recommend BP Ultimate Diesel
(Centene Level 57/58). It does quiet it down a little and this is
noticable. Performance wise it feels more better in pulling power. It's
almost Petrol like in some cases.
Previously I tried a little supermarket stuff at my local Tesco's (Cetene
Level 51)... Never again! It sounded like a truck most of the time!
Shell are due to release "Diesel Extra", it's widely available up north in
England. But is slowly being available to us Southerners. Closest I've
seen is Letchworth in Hertfordshire so far (2004). But BP Ultimate Diesel
is already beaten the race to get down south.