New Skoda Superb petrol or diesel?

Interested to read your review of the new Skoda Superb Estate. The petrol 1.4 ACT engine sounds really good. However, how is it going to fare in terms of depreciation compared to the 150PS 2.0 diesel? Will secondhand buyers of a car that size expect a Diesel engine? Also will it be worth buying the car before or after the new VED rules?

Asked on 9 July 2015 by growlingbear

Answered by Honest John
The new VED rules don't come in for new cars until 2017. For everything first registered before then the old rules apply. Currently 1.4 TSI ACT 150 manual 119g/km first year £0; £30pa ; 2.0 TDI 150 manual 109g/km first year £0; £20pa.

From 2017 1.4 TSI 150 first year £160; £140pa ; 2.0 TDI 150 first year £140; £140pa. I'd only buy the 2.0 TDI over the 1.4 TSI if I needed to tow a caravan.
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