Join Date: May 2007
We got a diesel as the 'family car' about 4 years ago and I don't think I would do it again.
It has been relaible and hasn't given any specific maintenance issues that were not just wear and tear, but we simply don't do the mileage that offsets the higher maintenace cost..
It's not an Alfa diesel BTW, but unless you are doing significant mileage I don't think the savings add up. It's back to petrol for me when we change it.....!!