Should I buy a petrol or diesel car?

I will be looking and buying a used car soon. With all the emissions laws around, what will be best to go for, a petrol or diesel?

Asked on 12 June 2020 by alan davis

Answered by Andrew Brady
It depends on the kind of driving you do. If you live in a city centre or regularly travel into one, a petrol, hybrid or electric vehicle makes more sense. Diesels aren't suited to regular short journeys. If you cover high miles (more than 12,000 a year) including lots of long motorway journeys, we'd recommend a diesel.
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