Hi - I have the choice of a Ford Focus diesel or petrol engine and am at a loss as to which to get. Some friends have recommended diesel because of lower car tax and cheaper overall fuel efficiency/costs, others have said that diesels have higher servicing costs and expensive parts so to avoid them. The £35 a year car tax really appeals compared to the £155, but not if it is just going to be spent elsewhere.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Not sure what information to include to help give any advice other than what I have put below.
I will be using the car for mainly short journeys. Will do about 8000 miles a year.
The intention is to keep the car as long as it still goes, so not bothered about resell value.