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Petrol or diesel Mazda CX-5 for 2018?

Hi there.

I have a 161 Mazda CX-5 diesel and I am hoping to change it next year. As I don't do much mileage, approx. 12,000km per year,  I was thinking of changing to the petrol model. Do you have any opinion on the CX-5 petrol model good or bad? Or should I stick to the diesel? Apart from anything the petrol is cheaper to buy. I would very much appreciate any advice you could give me.

Many thanks

Gerard. Dundalk, Co. Louth

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Gerard O'Rourke (Dundalk) - Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:45

Toyota Avensis 1.6 petrol or 2.0 diesel?

Toyota Avensis 1.6 petrol v 2.0 diesel? Annual mileage of 9,000 miles and typical journey 5-10 miles. I'm buying new and likely to keep for 5-7 years. My existing automobile is petrol, driving on country roads. What do you advise?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by John Crowley (Cork) - Thu, 30 May 2013 10:41

Petrol or diesel in a new Mondeo?

Living in Dublin and drive under 10,000 miles per annum, does a 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol make more sense than a 2.0-litre 150hp diesel? Does a new 181 model make sense versus a circa 161 at €10k less? Seems to be a better selection of 151-162 models in Northern Ireland - is this a good option to pursue?

Thank you


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Mike Barry (Dublin) - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:47

Should I stick with diesel for a new Kodiaq?

I am ordering (PCP) a Skoda Kodiaq and want to order the 150hp diesel 4x4. I am seriously concerned, however, about diesel 'issues' and don't want to face any anticipatable difficulties in the short and possibly medium term.

The alternative is the non 4x4 150hp 1.4 petrol version. Have read several of the reviews, see some merits, but fuel economy seems poor and fear the occasions when automobile might be fully loaded. I appreciate no one can know what stance the government may take on diesel, but do not want equity eroded at end of PCP. I drive about 24k kilometres annually.

Many thanks


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Paul McDonald (Dublin) - Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:35

Can we look at petrol vs. diesel in detail?

Though diesel automobiles are more expensive to buy, the trade-in value will also be greater, a point that does not seem to be taken into consideration in the diesel vs. petrol debate. The first question a dealer asks is "is it petrol or diesel?", which is generally followed by a turning up of the nose when the answer is petrol.

Practically all motoring correspondents highlight the benefits of diesel without referring to the fact that diesel engines are designed to be driven on long journeys where the engine reaches its optimum temperature, which does not happen on short runs, thereby increasing the potential for engine damage. Thumbs up to you for your very informative question and answer section. How about a full article on diesel-v-petrol taking into account servicing costs and highlighting the potential of engine damage to diesel engines when used only on short journeys?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Michael Corduff (Dublin) - Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:56

Do I buy petrol or diesel in a new automobile?

I want to buy a new automobile but I am confused - do I buy petrol or diesel?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Taranpreet Singh (Jalandhar) - Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:02

Petrol or diesel Ford for an M50 commute?


My workplace is in Blackrock and I live in Lucan, so it takes around 25 to 30 minutes to get to the work and I work only three days a week, which makes my annual mileage around 10,000km. I am getting a good deal on a Ford diesel automobile. Should I go for diesel  or not? Cost of diesel engine is not the concern; I am worried about DPF and servicing costs as my annual mileage is not much, but whatever km I am going to drive would be M50.

Kind regards,


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Naseem Mian (Lucan) - Mon, 08 May 2017 08:33

Keep or sell our diesel BMW X1?

I have a 2011 BMW X1 xDrive automatic with 85k kilometres on the clock. When purchased it was for longer drives but now journeys are short and local, less than 10 miles, with the occasional 50-mile motorway trip. We are trying to decide if we keep it and take the hit on preventive maintenance on timing chain, EGR and maybe DPF or trade in on a petrol or hybrid SUV. Trade in values seem low - €13k. What would be your opinion - keep or sell?


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Ciara Collins (Dublin) - Wed, 03 May 2017 11:33

Petrol or diesel Golf for my mileage?

Trying to decide between a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 petrol and the diesel 1.6, both 2010: the petrol has 44k miles on the clock and diesel 50k miles. I've been told that unless you do high mileage the petrol might be the better option.

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Gerry Manning - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:36

Petrol or diesel for a new Toyota?

Hi, I am currently looking at a new Toyota Corolla or Auris. I don't know whether the 1.33 petrol or 1.4 diesel would be better. I have a 50km round commute on main roads and dual automobileriageways and my annual mileage is 16,000km.

Thanks for your help.

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Jerry O'Connor (Mallow, Co Cork) - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:31

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