"Buy a petrol not a diesel" warns car auctioneer

Jay Nagley

The leading car auctioneer, BCA, has warned that buying a diesel car to save money in the long run might not always to be best option for private buyers.

It says that, although a diesel version of a car will sell for more than the equivalent petrol version at resale time (mostly because it would have been around £1,000 more to buy new), the petrol may actually lose a smaller proportion of its value.