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Should I swap my old C220 CDI for a C350 petrol?

I own a 2007 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI. A friend is selling his 2011 C350 petrol. I only do 5000 miles per year and my diesel is more economical to run, but with the impending ULEZ expansion would it be prudent to buy the newer petrol car?

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Sounds like a wise move. I don't think your car has a diesel particulate filter (I'm pretty sure it was an optional extra in 2007 that was rarely fitted) so you probably don't have to worry about that getting blocked, but a petrol would still be a better choice for 5000 miles a year.
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