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Will you buy new diesel car now?

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Poll Question: Will you buy new diesel car now?
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    Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 12:37pm
Will you buy new diesel now?

If it were me, I'd say 

No for all models upto and including Ceed - because petrol models are just as good

Yes for Sportage & Sorento - because there is no choice in SUV segment.

It will be interesting to see if Kia can improve Sportage petrol trim. 

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Petrol would always be my first choice.
They are much more reliable.
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A large number of us who buy Sorentos and Sportage do so for towing. Diesel gives far more grunt for this job. I have towed for 45 years petrol and diesel and diesel is in a league of its own.
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I'd pick the diesel alternative every time over petrol due to greater economy in almost all circumstances and a better power delivery than a similarly-sized petrol engine in the same model.

The current anti-diesel propaganda is disgraceful and is simply a sop to the manufacturers who have invested heavily in electric and hybrid technology.  The truth is that there is negligible difference in CO2 and NOX emissions between the latest diesels and similar petrol engines.  Big lithium battery power is the wrong way to go as scientists and geologists already know - the real fuel of the future which will come to prominence before too much longer will not require the mining of finite resources of precious metals.


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While I agree that the latest diesels are comparable to petrol for emissions, there remain two issues:
 
1)  Keeping a modern diesel and all it's emissions control kit working properly seems to be challenging
 
2) Regardless of the science and your personal preferences. diesels are politically the bad boys and this is not likely to change anytime soon.
 
This is why I wanted a petrol vehicle when I renewed a year ago and nothing has come along to change my view.
 
For towing, I agree it's got to be diesel, but that is a minority of users and probably a minority of journeys too.
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Another point not to forget is to repair cost of diesel outside warranty.

Kia is an exception on 7-yr warranty. Industry standard is 3-yr only. Running a modern diesel outside warranty is huge risk. Too many things to go wrong [DPF/DMF etc.] and repair can wipe off MPG savings completely.

A petrol car is far better bet outside warranty.

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I would always buy a diesel over a petrol whenever possible. They are far more economical compared to a similar sized petrol, especially for high mileage users like myself, and I prefer the power delivery.

The only time I would (reluctantly) consider a petrol is if my usage dropped significantly and I was to buy a small car.
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A petrol hybrid Sportage looks to be on its way and will be my future choice as diesel is so out of favour politically.

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I do 20,000 miles a year so it's diesel for me.
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Originally posted by Signman Signman wrote:

A petrol hybrid Sportage looks to be on its way and will be my future choice as diesel is so out of favour politically.


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