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Buying a new vehicle
« on: January 04, 2017, 11:59:36 AM »
I'm thinking of buying a new vehicle and am pondering over petrol versus diesel.

Does anyone know anything about emissions/noxious gases and british government plans to penalise diesel cars?
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Re: Buying a new vehicle
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 01:27:47 PM »
how much are you willing to spend?  Have you looked at a Hybrid option at all.  Was looking at the Tesla Model S (https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/models) - really nice for a full electric car and some really good speed benchmarks and miles on a full charge.  It looks good as well - however the price is probably way too high for the average buyer - in few years though would expect them to drop

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Re: Buying a new vehicle
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 01:43:10 PM »
how much are you willing to spend?  Have you looked at a Hybrid option at all.  Was looking at the Tesla Model S (https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/models) - really nice for a full electric car and some really good speed benchmarks and miles on a full charge.  It looks good as well - however the price is probably way too high for the average buyer - in few years though would expect them to drop

Would rather not go hybrid.

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Drivers of polluting diesel vehicles could soon be charged to enter many city centres across Britain, after the government accepted in the high court on Wednesday that its current plans to tackle the nationís air pollution crisis were so poor they broke the law.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/02/diesel-vehicles-face-charges-after-uk-government-loses-air-pollution-case

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Re: Buying a new vehicle
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 01:49:27 PM »
I'm thinking of buying a new vehicle and am pondering over petrol versus diesel.

Does anyone know anything about emissions/noxious gases and british government plans to penalise diesel cars?

The Honest John website has two sections you might visit, the Real MPG section where readers log the actual mpg of their vehicles and the Petrol v Diesel calculator section where you can compare the costs of running a petrol and diesel version of the same car based on manufacturers' information and the real mpg from readers.

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/fuel-calculator/

Unless you are going to keep your car for more than 3 to 5 years you should have no worries about being penalised.  However, the will be penalties for those in major UK cities where congestion charges are levied.  Buying secondhand could be an issue if there is any penalties for actual output from vehicles as older cars tend to produce more pollution.

The UK focus to date has been on CO2 output and not on Nitrous Oxide production.  The VW scandal was actually a focus on Nitrous Oxides which became a focus on actual mpg versus test conditions.  Nitrous Oxide is the most dangerous pollutant as it affects those with respiratory illness and can contribute to deaths.  Government is slowly moving towards it but CO2 production is still the focus because of internal agreements to lower greenhouse gas output.

From April this year there will be a major hike in the car tax levy and there has been little notice paid to this change.  As far as I know it will relate to new car bought from that date.  It was announced in March 2015 and most people do not realise.

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tax/budget-2015-new-road-tax-rates-for-2017-onwards/
http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tax/budget-2015-new-ved-bands-to-be-introduced-from-2017/

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Re: Buying a new vehicle
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 09:24:00 PM »
I'm selling my 2013 Hyundai IX35 2.2 diesel. Top of range- sat nav, sun roof, side steps, half leather seats, 4WD, 12 months manufacturers warranty. 80,000. £9,950 and she's yours.
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Re: Buying a new vehicle
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 12:18:48 AM »
I'm selling my 2013 Hyundai IX35 2.2 diesel. Top of range- sat nav, sun roof, side steps, half leather seats, 4WD, 12 months manufacturers warranty. 80,000. £9,950 and she's yours.

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