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Petrol or Diesel

By Ven on Jul 21, 2008

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  • Expert Hi,
    For long term usage Diesel car is best .If performance and cost effectiveness and upgrading to higher versions is main consideration ,petrol car is better.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on Jul 21, 2008

  • IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT IS OK TO USE PETROL CARS HOWEVER REMEMBER ALL PETROL CARS ARE MUCH MORE COSTLY WHEN YOU USE AC, SINCE DIESEL ENGINE CARS IN INDIA DO NOT REQUIRE THE SAME MAINTAINENCE AS IN THE PAST AND ARE AS GOOD AS PETROL CARS
    Answer by VINEET GARG on Jul 21, 2008

  • PETROL IS BEST
    Answer by Kamalakannan on Jul 22, 2008


  • Diesel cars are ofcourse have a economic fuel expenses , But every thing else is expensive service , wear and tear , resale value is lower


    so for personal use opt for petrol
    Answer by S K Sen Gupta on Jul 22, 2008

  • It is a very bad question to ask because for what applications? For a Truck, Diesel is the best but for Car,it depends how much you can pay more,provided you have 150Kms per day operation and availability at your place or on routes which you may travel.No doubt Diesel Engines are more efficient than Petrol but their cubic capacities will be slightly more to get the same driving characterestics of petrol.Disadvantages are there on slight more engine noise and speeds will be slightly less than petrol provided the manufacturer gives the same top speed for both petrol and diesel.The total cost will be more than petrol.Maintenance will be less but costly when it the Fuel Injection Pump and Injectors are overhauled.It is a very difficult question to answer without any terms of reference.
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    Answer by Prof P C Rao on Jul 22, 2008

  • considering the hike of fuel prices from the past few months it is better to opt for diesel, even the recent diesel vehicles are giving good performances compared to petrol
    Answer by Vamsi Krishna on Jul 22, 2008

  • i think diesel cars today are a better buy.
    1.they are economical
    2.they are less polluting.
    3.they are fuel efficient,so saving our natural resources

    the new generation cars are pretty tourquey & the noise /vibration/harshness is pretty low.in some cases like the swift diesel for eg. , they have a better acceleration than the petrol version.

    so, i'd reccomend a diesel car certainly.
    Answer by Munaf Patel on Jul 22, 2008


  • it will definitely take some time and also needs bit of calculation . i have used scorpio and now i am using honda civic . i find maintaining civic is cheaper , resale also is much beter .

    Answer by S K Sen Gupta on Jul 23, 2008

  • I f u Drive lessthen 10K Kms per year, Petrole is the best. If it goes beyond 10K than Diesel is the best option.
    Answer by Skk on Jul 23, 2008

  • think diesel cars today are a better buy.
    1.they are economical
    2.they are less polluting.
    3.they are fuel efficient,so saving our natural resources

    Diesel cars are ofcourse have a economic fuel expenses, No doubt Diesel Engines are more efficient than Petrol engines.diesel engine are loglife morethan petrol engine.
    Answer by Harish Desai on Jul 23, 2008

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