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Help me decide

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Nabzlfc, May 13, 2019.

  1. Nabzlfc


    Joined: Jan 21, 2013

    Posts: 359

    Hi Folks,

    I currently have a Mazda 6 2010 plate 2.0 petrol, recently I have been doing a lot of miles. So much so I'm currently about £65 a week on fuel as it stands. Probably doing approx 15-16k per annum on average. Been think recently of changing to a diesel not just because of the fuel costs currently but because I'd like to change car regardless, budget is 23k at most. I would like something comfortable but also with some decent power as do enjoy putting the foot down.

    I've been toying between an E Class or a 330d. These are just some examples, I'd probably be looking to keep the car for 3 or 4 years at least.

    Thoughts if you were to decide between the two? Anything else I should consider?

  2. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 27,457

    Location: Hampshire

    15k miles doesn't necessarily preclude petrol cars, especially given diesel now costs around 5% more than petrol.
  3. 200sols

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

    Posts: 1,725

    Location: Hampshire

    Any fuel savings will be lost to depreciation anyway, so buy a new car if you want one but it wont save you money if your buying a newer car.
  4. Semple


    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 5,086

    Making some general assumptions, but based on that mileage you're probably doing roughly 30 miles each way on your commute?

    If most of that is open A/B roads or motorways then you'll probably see some fuel savings with diesel. But if a good portion of that are local roads and lots of queuing traffic, it's unlikely the diesel will be as efficient as the petrol.