Should I buy a diesel car if I live in a city?

I live in London, is it better to buy a new petrol or diesel car at the present time?

Asked on 23 September 2017 by eweewe

Answered by Honest John
First electric, then plug-in petrol hybrid, then petrol hybrid, then petrol. For cities, definitely not diesel.
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