Is buying a secondhand diesel a good idea, considering impending restrictions?

I would like to purchase a 2014 or 2015 Audi SQ5. For those years, they only come in diesel and my budget doesn’t stretch to the newer petrol versions. Is this a good idea, considering the new MoT regulations and possible clean air zones?

Asked on 7 April 2018 by Cliff Denton

Answered by Honest John
If it isn't EU6, then from autumn 2019 you will face penalties for entering a lot of city centres.
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