Renault Captur - petrol or diesel?

I am looking at changing my current car. I currently drive a Kia Cee'd diesel, but don't cover as many miles as I use to due to retiring. I anticipate doing less than 10,000 miles in future and am thinking that now is the right time to buy a new petrol car. I am looking at the 1.0-litre Renault Captur. Is this engine powerful enough or should I stick with diesel?

Asked on 14 October 2016 by Fishfinder1

Answered by Honest John
You can now get a 120PS 1.2 Turbo petrol engine in the Captur with a manual gearbox. But my current favourite is the Peugeot 2008 1.2 PureTech 130 with Grip Control, from £18,500. Should do 50mpg.
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