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Should I consider changing to a petrol automobile?

I do not travel a lot and am concerned that as my diesel automobile ages it will fail the NCT on emissions. Should I consider changing to a petrol automobile?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Automobilemel (Dublin) - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:17

Should I go petrol or diesel on a new BMW 3 Series?

Hi, I'm considering purchasing a new BMW 3 Series Saloon (no trade-in involved). There appears to be a €5.5k approx price differential between the 316i ES and 318d SE (basic models of both fuel types). I drive approx 25,000km pa. What's your opinion on these two models and what is the rationale for paying €5.5k extra for the basic diesel version even when taking into account the lower cost of diesel fuel etc? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by JAMES RIORDAN (Galway) - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:09

Will a diesel Nissan Qashqai be suitable for low mileage?

I want to buy a 2011 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel, but I only do short journrys. Can these newer diesels handle the short journeys?

Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Aisling Finnegan (Kildare) - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:38

Is the Skoda Octavia's 1.2 TSI engine ok?

Hi guys,

Getting rid of my Peugeot 407 HDi after non-stop problems wiith the engine. I do approx 12,000km of mixed driving per year so starting to look back at the petrols. Really looking for trouble free motoring as the 407 has turned me against diesels. Looking closely at Octavia 1.2 TSI and Avensis 2.0-litre diesel as I think the 1.6 petrol will be a bit thirsty in the Avensis. Have you heard of any issues with the 1.2 TSI engine?

Any advice greatly appreciated.



Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Michael Mulvey (Ashbourne) - Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:53

Toyota Corolla petrol or Volkswagen Passat diesel?

Toyota Corolla 1.4 petrol(2008) versus Volkswagen Passat 1.9 diesel (2008)? My husband drives on a motorway every day to work about 45km a day. Our budget is from €5,000 to €8,000. We've seen a 2008 Toyota Corolla with 103,000km and a Passat 1.9 TDI diesel with 125,000km on the clock. Can you guide us in selecting the most suitable automobile?


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Ashline Hubli (Sligo) - Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:39

Hang on a minute, it looks like a petrol automobile is cheaper...

I've been telling my wife that her next automobile should be a diesel for years. She may drive up to 50 miles a day so I was convinced that it would be cheaper in the long run to buy a diesel. However, diesel and petrol models of the same automobile are priced completely differently. So assuming you wanted a automobile for an average of three years and the price difference on purchase is €1,500 - €2,000 more, the saving is non existant; in fact it's a loss based purely on fuel costs.

Am I wrong and just crap at maths?!


Filed under petrol vs. diesel - Asked by Adrian Mcautomobilethy (Cork) - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:27

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