Car: RK13 Civic G9 5dr Blue
Join Date: 6th June 2013
Location: Basingstoke, UK
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If you're only doing 8k miles a year, a diesel engine doesn't really pay for itself for quite a while. You should go with a petrol.
I got my diesel because my commute alone is 72 miles per day, that adds up to 1,656 miles per average month on commute alone, not including social and leisure. So since I get close to 20k miles per year, the diesel was the sensible option for me.