While diesel cars were once considered the obvious choice for cheaper motoring, it’s now not quite so straightforward. Today, manufacturers demand a premium for diesel models, there are rival super-efficient petrol engines and the gap between petrol and diesel fuel costs have narrowed
Depending on the mileage you travel, it could take longer than you think to re-coup the price premium on a diesel car. There are online calculators available to help you make the best choice.
Diesel engines are however, mostly more efficient than their petrol version, so the CO2 levels are usually lower, resulting in a reduction in car tax costs and less pollution to the environment.
Years ago, diesel cars were known for being noisier and slower, but thanks to new technology they are faster, smoother and quieter so you can hardly tell the difference between diesel and petrol engines.
Essentially when it comes to choosing between diesel and petrol, it all depends on the needs of you the driver. Diesel engines will be a worthwhile investment if you make regular long journeys, however it’s probably better to go for petrol if you want to keep short term costs to a minimum.
With our wide range of used petrol and diesel cars at Croyland Car Megastore we can cater for the needs of all!