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    • Piggywinkle
    • By Piggywinkle 9th Feb 18, 10:36 AM
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    Piggywinkle
    Is this a bad time to buy a used diesel?
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    • 9th Feb 18, 10:36 AM
    Is this a bad time to buy a used diesel? 9th Feb 18 at 10:36 AM
    I've finally taken the decision to chop in my trusty 14 year old Fiesta Finesse and get something with the luxury of electric windows I've been looking at some Kia Souls, about 3/4 years old so still within the 7 year warranty. Reading reviews, it seems that they'd be a good match for me and my driving habits but DH suggested I look at getting a petrol one due to something he'd heard about the government bringing in financial disincentives for diesel drivers.

    Thing is, the diesel Souls consistently get better reviews than the petrol versions. From further research, the diesel thing is only for new cars registered from April? With this in mind, should I be seriously considering getting a diesel or should I steer well clear (pun intended )
    Last edited by Piggywinkle; 09-02-2018 at 1:35 PM.
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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 12th Feb 18, 11:00 AM
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    Head The Ball
    Is this a bad time to buy a used diesel?
    Only if there is a Monday in the month.
    Every Village has its Idiot.

    If you don't know who your Village Idiot is

    it is probably you.
    • poppasmurf_bewdley
    • By poppasmurf_bewdley 12th Feb 18, 12:10 PM
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    poppasmurf_bewdley
    I bought a two year old Dacia Sandaro Stepway in December. 1500cc diesel. I'm getting 55mpg all day, every day, and it's £20 a year to tax.

    What's not to like?
    "There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe a 'Princess Coronation' locomotive in full cry. We shall never see their like again". O S Nock
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 12th Feb 18, 1:19 PM
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    worried jim
    I bought a two year old Dacia Sandaro Stepway in December. 1500cc diesel. I'm getting 55mpg all day, every day, and it's £20 a year to tax.

    What's not to like?
    Originally posted by poppasmurf_bewdley
    Smog, asthma?
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • poppasmurf_bewdley
    • By poppasmurf_bewdley 12th Feb 18, 2:31 PM
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    Smog, asthma?
    Originally posted by worried jim
    As you can see from the road tax I pay, I'ts got very low emissions, and much less than most petrol engine cars around.

    And, as I live on the very edge of the countryside and not in a big city, I'm not contributing to the smog and asthma that is around. Most of that is down to buses, lorries and diesel railway engines.
    "There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe a 'Princess Coronation' locomotive in full cry. We shall never see their like again". O S Nock
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 12th Feb 18, 4:35 PM
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    Smog, asthma?
    Originally posted by worried jim
    The emissions from my Euro 5 diesel are lower than a petrol car, especially when it comes to asthma causing particulates. Only a petrol car with direct injection has to match the particulate emissions of a Euro 5 diesel.

    With current Euro 6 standard, even the NOx of the diesels has to be within 0.02g/km of that of Euro 6 petrol engines but the diesels have half the CO output.
    • loskie
    • By loskie 12th Feb 18, 7:38 PM
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    Does the "very edge of the countryside" mean you are next to a town?
    • poppasmurf_bewdley
    • By poppasmurf_bewdley 12th Feb 18, 8:08 PM
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    poppasmurf_bewdley
    Does the "very edge of the countryside" mean you are next to a town?
    Originally posted by loskie
    No. A hamlet on one side, the River Severn on another, and the Wyre Forest on the rest.
    "There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe a 'Princess Coronation' locomotive in full cry. We shall never see their like again". O S Nock
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 12th Feb 18, 10:46 PM
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    worried jim
    As you can see from the road tax I pay, I'ts got very low emissions, and much less than most petrol engine cars around.

    And, as I live on the very edge of the countryside and not in a big city, I'm not contributing to the smog and asthma that is around. Most of that is down to buses, lorries and diesel railway engines.
    Originally posted by poppasmurf_bewdley
    Itís like Volkswagen never happened. Big river in Egypt!
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • redux
    • By redux 12th Feb 18, 11:24 PM
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    redux
    I don't think this is a bad time to buy a secondhand diesel, and why be swayed too much by a handful of anti opinions here.
    • Piggywinkle
    • By Piggywinkle 15th Feb 18, 12:37 PM
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    Piggywinkle
    So, I test drove a Dacia Sandero Stepway (thumbs down on that one, I'm afraid) and a 2013 Vauxhall Mokka 1.6 Petrol with the Exclusiv trim. I really liked the Mokka so went back the next day and put down the deposit. Full payment and pick up next Wednesday. Happy new car to me and thank you all for your help.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 16th Feb 18, 1:16 AM
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    LeeUK
    It's a great time to buy diesel!
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