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10 litres of Adblue (needed for newer diesel cars) for £9.50 at Unipart Autostores (was £23.99, 60% off). £3.49 delivery if needed.  Much more elsewhere!
Found 24th FebFound 24th Feb
Last year I got a car which needs Adblue (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to keep emissions legal and when it started telling me it needed a refill I found Unipart was the cheapest place to … Read more

Perhaps you do, but it's not going to be the main reason why a diesel car is now avoided: money talks.


Yeah, it's horrible if you get it on your hands or shoes - but if it's a Euro6 diesel using this stuff you'll get diesel mpg but with relatively clean exhaust emissions. Wife just traded in her old 1.5 litre diesel Fiesta (55+mpg) for a 1 litre petrol Fiesta (35mpg in same use). That's a lot of extra fuel for the sake of being 'clean'.


I know of plenty of people who avoid diesel because it is filthy.


Sure it's filthy, but no one really cares about that enough to warrant avoid a diesel. Sales have only dropped now and current owners are now starting to sell purely because of the financial cost of maintenance, rather than the environmental and/or health issues.


"This car runs on filthy fuel but we tone it down a bit by selling you another chemical to spray at the emissions". I would just walk out the showroom.

10 litres of Adblue (needed for newer diesel cars) for £9.99 (+£3.75 if delivered, incl multiple cans), was £19.99, at Unipart Autostores. Much more elsewhere!
Found 25th Jun 2017Found 25th Jun 2017
I have a car which uses Adblue (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to keep emissions legal (Euro6); most newer diesels will need it too. Last year I had to top it up for the first time and thi… Read more

The leaf service from the supplying dealer costs £79 both first and second service. As for size it is much bigger inside than an A1 interior space (boot aside) is similar to an astra. As for tariffs I'm not sure you understand how FIT works? I just get £450odd a year paid into our bank which we use toward the energy bill. The tarrif I'm on is still current it's with OVO energy and its the overnight price (it's timed to charge at midnight) I have not deducted my FIT payment from this, as I said it pays slightly more than the leaf uses. If I did include that I would have stated minus 0.3p a mile running cost. Agreed its no vehicle for sitting at 80mph on the motorway as it was in no way designed to do so, our nearest motorway is 50miles away so it's never seen one, I wouldn't doubt a range of 70miles driving it in a manner like that. But for long distances I use our BMW 535d which barely clears 40mpg but it is 313bhp. Edit I haven't avoided mentioning depreciation I clearly stated the car is on PCP so the depreciation is fixed at the monthly payment of £199 (£199 deposit) for two years so around £5k in two years. But as I also clearly said it has no running cost due to our solar panels.


The Leaf isn't 4x cheaper to service than the wife's A1 1.6TDI, it's about the same (taking her £500/5 year service pack into account) - Leaf is about £90 first service/£150 second service. No road tax either, does 55mpg around the doors, similar output to yours, and on a long run (can't do a long run in a Leaf) doing 80mph all the way with the aircon on it averages over 70 mpg. The Leaf's range is hammered at 70-80mph (about 70 miles last Summer when I had a weekend test drive in one, it is surprisingly small inside, so the wife's A1 is a good comparison with the Leaf for both power and interior space) Costco is currently 107.9ppL for Diesel (9p per mile around the doors). The gap is nowhere near as big as you make out. You keep avoiding the mention of depreciation. You get a new car that depreciates £48 a month less than your Leaf and your savings are totally wiped out. I'm assuming your quoted cost of electricity is based on deducting your generation or feed in tariff, as i've not seen electricity that cheap for about 4 years. With Solar panels and no journeys longer than 80 miles, a Leaf might just about make sense, without Solar or free charging at work etc, there's nowt in it all in between a Leaf and a comparable output/size diesel that depreciates well.


Depending how you charge it. 60mins for DC public charging or 4hrs with 7kw home charger. It's not our primary car, although it does far more miles than our diesel as we use the leaf constantly for local miles. I have a 535d as a long distance car. Everyone's usage is different but as a second car for local miles/school runs etc they are superb.


But in reality what use is 128 miles (worse if you only get 85 as I couldn't even get to work) to most people. I'm doing 15k+ a year and there are plenty of people doing more. How long does it take you to charge it to get 128 miles??


Your information is flawed my tariff is 7.9p per Kwh and only just today I achieved 128 miles on a full charge. That's 128 miles for £2.37 so less than 2p a mile (that's excluding solar return) yes it does around 85 miles in the winter but averages well over 100 on a charge so say 2.37p a mile. Even at 112p a litre works out £5.22 a gallon so around 10.5p a mile (around 4 times the cost) so at it's very cheapest over a thousand a year to run. But obviously diesel regularly goes up way beyond its current prices. That's excluding the fact that a diesel cost around 4 times the cost to service, requires road tax etc. Obviously I get a much bigger return as our solar returns slightly more than our leaf costs to run. Think of it like this for a small £5k investment for solar we get 12,000 miles a year for free. Bearing in mind our leaf will get changed after 2 years (its on PCP) so batteries are irrelevant to us.

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10 litres of Adblue (needed for newer diesel cars) for £9.99 (was £19.99) at Unipart Autostores.  Much more elsewhere!
Found 26th Apr 2016Found 26th Apr 2016
Last year I got a car which uses Adblue (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) to keep emissions legal and recently it started telling me it needed a refill (takes about 12 litres from empty). Fr… Read more

Works out cheaper to disable adblue system in the ECU.


Overwhelmingly the major cost of running a car is depreciaton. Fuel, service, etc. costs are minor in comparison.


I was a diesel fan until one day my ford focus went into limp mode and would not accelerate. The DPF was clogged up and a replacement would cost over £500. The dealer told me that the DPF units have a life of 70-80k miles. I changed to petrol and it costs me only about £2 more a week in fuel and tax is £100 more. I have noticed that there is less wear on tyres and my break shoes last longer which I can only put down to the lighter petrol car compared to the heavier diesel. There is also less noise and vibration compared to the diesel. The major costs in a lifetime of a car will be repair bills and with the imperfect emission control measures on modern diesel cars I am not sure these will be trouble free in the long run.


That's true if you are buying new and letting a dealer service the car but buying second hand and looking after it yourself is a different ball game. Most people who buy second hand have a budget, same as new I guess but most people I know who have new cars are not buying them, they are renting them or they have a company car. Whilst renting may be an option for me in the future all of my cars to date have been purchased. I prefer large cars and as we all know large petrol cars are more rare these days because diesel cars fare better on CO2 emissions and are less in road tax. This is improving with newer cars but the 10,000 miles a year to benefit had been a dealer's myth for years. It depends on each individual's needs and what they want from a car. If my car was a 2 litre petrol it would be another £80.00 a year to tax. A friend of mine got a bit of a shock when she bought a Mazda RX-8. £400.00 a year to tax!! Less money going to the government can only be a good thing for me. My present car was about £1,200.00 more than the nearest petrol rival. I have had my car 4 years now so that's £300.00 a year extra. It had one service a year before I started doing it myself. Cost of service £179.99. I just rang for a service for my wife's 3 year old Fiesta 1.2 zetec, £199.99 !! The only cost difference on my car over a petrol is the oil is more expensive, nothing else. Service schedule is the same. My car does 45mpg round town and 60mpg on a run, that's at least 20% increase over the petrol rival and possibly more if driven hard. Based on just 8,000 miles a year my fuel will cost about £765.00 based on an average of 50mpg at £1.05 per litre. A petrol would cost me another £160.00 but add the extra cost in road tax that's £240.00. So yes, my diesel is costing me £60.00 a year more but I guarantee when I come to sell it I will get that back and more besides compared with a petrol. There are advantages for both but I do agree that petrol is becoming more appealing in the long run.


Yup, Diesel! Costs more to buy, more to service, more to fill up and now this 5hi73!

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