Is it unwise to buy a diesel coupe?

I'm interested in spending up to £30,000 on a quality coupe. Is it unwise to be buying a diesel in the current climate?

Asked on 23 February 2017 by Steve Phoenix

Answered by Honest John
Unwise. Diesel never made sense for coupes anyway. You buy a coupe to tell people you aren't a sales rep or a taxi driver. Then, as soon as you start it up, it rattles like an old lorry and tells people you're a cheapskate. And that's on top of all the problems associated with the emissions and the unreliable emissions equipment on a diesel. Unless you do 20,000 miles a year or more, need a very big vehicle such as a pick-up or a van, or need to tow something, don't buy a diesel.

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