Should I buy a diesel car based on the future diesel bans?
I'm looking at buying a new car, and have traditionally always driven diesel cars. I'm a little worried, however, that Madrid, Paris, Mexico City and Athens have recently announced plans to ban diesel cars by 2025. Obviously this doesn't directly affect me at the moment, but I'm concerned that UK cities may follow suit, and thus reduce the future resale value of a diesel car I may buy.
You are right to be worried. And you also face huge maintenance and repair bills to keep EU6 diesel emissions equipment in the required condition. Unless you need a car to drive 20,000 miles a year of more, or you need a big, heavy caravan tug, best not to buy a diesel and instead go for a modern turbo petrol engine.
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