New car for the wife

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  1. Derkster

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    It's time to retire the 10 year old Grand Scenic. It needs some more work on it and it's just becoming to costly.

    We went out yesterday and saw 3 cars but can't decide which one to go for. Can anybody offer and advice.

    Car 1

    Nissan Quashqui 1.5 diesel accenta with tech pack. 6500k on the clock, 66 reg plate, 50 mpg, insurance £450 a year
    £14300

    Car 2

    Nissan Quashqui 1.2 petrol Dig-T Visia with vision pack. 2500k on the clock, 66 reg plate 35 mpg, insurance £350 a year
    £14000

    Car 3

    Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCI Titanium. 11k on the clock, 15 reg plate 40 mpg, insurance £450 a year
    £14000

    Which one? Will buying a diesel car be a problem in 5 years time when / if I sell it on?

    Just to also add, she only does 8000 miles a year.
     
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    Given mileage and current sentiment towards diesel then I would say go for the petrol. Probably moving from diesel to petrol in the next few months. Had diesels for the last 11 yes but decided time for a change and that's with 11k per year.
     
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    Did you drive any of them? Does that play a factor at all for you and your wife?
     
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    I drove the 1.2 petrol as I wanted to see how like it had. It handled very well and was impressed to be honest but I am worried about the engine long term. I know how Kugas can handle but I didn't drive the nissan 1.5.

    The car will be driven by wy wife to get to work and back which is about a 10 mile round trip each day but we do have a couple of UK breaks each year. This is when i drive it. I have a company car.
     
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    What worries you about the petrol engine long term?
     
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    Nothing really. Just it's a small engine to pull a large car and worried that the turbo may wear out a bit sooner.
     
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    With a daily journey of just 20 miles, I would go petrol. The engine will heat up more quickly, reducing engine wear and warming the car cabin up more quickly.

    We bought a Ford Ecosport as our second car, as we didn't need anything larger. £140 per year insurance and we still get 2 adults and 2 teens in for shorter journeys. For longer trips, we use my company car, as private fuel is included in my contract.
     
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    With the diesel you would need to consider the dpf considering the relatively short journeys. So would have that to worry about as well as the turbo on the diesel too.
     
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    Thanks chaps. I kind of knew in my head that the petrol was the way to go but I got say out of them all it's the most boring. I was secretly hoping somebody would say the Ford LOL!
     
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    Yes, that was always a concern but to be honest I would have drove it more and given it a good thrashing every now again.
     
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    1.2 dig-t can be shocking on fuel, I'd also hold out for a higher spec, preferably Tekna.
     
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    I did check and it returns 33 mpg ( real life) which isn't the best but seeing how she is only doing 8k a year I didn't think it was going to be a massive cost.

    I am also thinking of the resell value of the diesel in 5 years time.
     
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    I recently switched back to petrol after driving diesels for the last 15 years. I was a little nervous at first about the additional fuel cost and the change in torque from a petrol engine.
    I haven't regretted it for a moment. I forgot how much quieter petrol engines are and there is no stupid regen noises going on after you turn the engine off. No DPF or EGR valve problems to worry about anymore. It's also nice that the engine heats up really quickly compared to diesel - that will be great during the winter as the heaters in the car will work much earlier.
    The fuel cost really isn't much more at all and with your wife only doing 8000 per year I don't think you'll really notice.

    I think you're right to be concerned about resale value in a few years time. Used diesel car prices are already dropping. I spoke to a few used car dealers during my search who told me they are struggling to sell diesels when there is an equivalent car with a petrol engine available.
     
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    Sold to the man in the funny hat!
     
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    Thanks for all the advice. I have bought the petrol one.
     

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