Diesel v petrol...
Here's my view for what it is worth:
We'll definitely against my better judgement I have just bought a 156 JTDM mainly because I've just retired and the cost of running a 166 3.0 Super as the daily driver for 15-20,000 miles a year was high. However one journey in, I've never had a diesel before and for motorway driving it has started to win me over. Biggest factor by far......my annual fuel bill will be reduced from £3150 (23.8 mpg, proven over 80,000 miles) to £1400 (Based on one 370 mile journey, which I have also done in the 166)..... I know the start up sound will get to me but really can anyone afford to drive a Busso on a daily basis?
Having said that I'm still thinking about getting another Busso either in a GT or GTV for those days when nothing else will do, that soundtrack is just so addictive. But with my grown up head on I've still got to get the 166 ready for sale!
I'm convinced that the modern world is not a one car world....you need a stable!