Diesel hybrid vs petrol hybrid - which is best?

I drive 8000 miles per year and am thinking of purchasing a hybrid car. Given the issues of diesel engines on short runs from cold, should I concentrate on the few petrol hybrids rather than the many diesel hybrids?

Asked on 16 March 2016 by Pickygit

Answered by Honest John
There are numerically many more petrol hybrids than diesels and you should stick with petrol hybrids. Toyotas have been exceptionally reliable.
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