thanks for all your help and suggestions. to answer your question jim, i oroginally ordered the tdi but realising that i would be cruising with the roof down, as you do, at every given chance, i thought the petrol would be more appropriate as the engine would be quieter, the eos is a beautiful car and i did not want it to look like a swallow and sing like a seagul. i have heard that the diesels are noisey so i don't want to take a chance. i hope i haven't upset any tdi owners, i want to make it clear that i haven't heard a diesel in an eos so i can only assume that they are like other vw diesels. can those with tdi's tell me i'm wrong or if this is so?
i wasn't aware that the nosels on the diesel pumps were too big for the petrol car. i think it would be a good idea for manufacturers to shape the nosels to fit either a diesel or a petrol. or have a little recorded message on opening the petrol flap telliing that it's either a diesel or petrol, or a giant keyring in green with petrol in big capital letters on it. i realy don't trust myself.