Petrol versus The Black Art of Oil Burning
I've just landed myself a new job, however it will mean my daily commute quadruples from 20 to 80 miles, meaning my annual mileage will be around 20k a year, if not slightly more once I factor in weekend jaunts. I'm currently 2 years into a PCP on my MiTo Cloverleaf and managing just under 40mpg during dull commuter runs. With my new increased mileage, do I have to bite the bullet and think the unthinkable - buying a diesel?
I had a Guilietta diesel as a courtesy car, and it was very nice, it just lacks the noise of it's petrol counterpart. For those of you on here who own a diesel, why? What is your annual mileage, and are you actually saving money or is it a preference? I know some diesels quote mpgs as high as 70, but this is offset against more regular service intervals.
(As a yardstick, I'm test driving the A class diesel on Sunday - strictly for research purposes, please don't ban me!)