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I do 25,000 miles a year as a taxi driver - should I switch from a diesel to a hybrid car?

I currently drive a diesel Toyota Verso as a tax. Would I be better off with with a hybrid Toyota Auris Estate? I do lots of short runs and about three or four motorway runs per week. I do roughly 25,000 miles per year.

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I'd be inclined to stick with a diesel for 25,000 miles a year. You'll spend a lot more on fuel if you swap for the Auris, and the Verso is more practical as a taxi.
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