Should I buy diesel or petrol?

With low annual milage, should I buy a diesel car?

Asked on 2 September 2020 by ken hounsom

Answered by Russell Campbell
No. Diesel cars need to have regular motorway runs to avoid problems with their DPF filters, which remove harmful particulates from diesel emissions. Diesel cars also tend to cost more and diesel itself is more expensive. Generally speaking, you'll need to have an annual mileage of around 20,000 miles for them to make financial sense.
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