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Diesel or Benzin

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Have been planning to lease a new car however not sure Diesel or Benzin. The cars that I am looking at have EURO6 Diesel which even have better CO2 emission comparing to their Benzin engines. My plan is to keep the car at the end, use it for few years and sell it. What are your thoughts at having a diesel or Benzin?

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Re: Diesel or Benzin

Petrol if you ask me, offers higher comfort (quieter, runs smoother) and diesel is getting more and more negative press and this is / will influence resell prices.
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Electric!

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Re: Diesel or Benzin

I would like to have an electric, however this recharging part, is what annoys me. Probably next car
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Choose wisely - hybrid so that all the EF advisors will be consolidated!
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Hi everyone,

Have been planning to lease a new car however not sure Diesel or Benzin. The cars that I am looking at have EURO6 Diesel which even have better CO2 emission comparing to their Benzin engines. My plan is to keep the car at the end, use it for few years and sell it. What are your thoughts at having a diesel or Benzin?

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What car is it? What engine?
Not all are created equal.
What will you use it for?
And also which one will cost less to run (fuel, maintenance...?)?
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What are your thoughts at having a diesel or Benzin?

Unless you have some unusual use case(*), get benzin.

Diesel is slowly being banned from city centers.


(*) for example, towing
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Have been planning to lease a new car however not sure Diesel or Benzin.

Cast aside pollution, how many KM's are you doing per year?


I think, you need to do a lot of KM's before diesel makes sense, plus if you do a lot of short journeys, petrol is a better option.
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I would like to have an electric, however this recharging part, is what annoys me. Probably next car
Annoying? Mine charges overnight in my garage at 60km added per hour and driving is working out at CHF0.02 per km. I‘m trying to get annoyed, but I can‘t.

Petrol rather than diesel. Diesel is killing people apparently:
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-pollut...ed-diesel.html
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Re: Diesel or Benzin

Great time to ask for a huuuuuge discount on that diesel. The inventory levels are like never before and chances are you can get off at least 15-20% or even more on a older model off the sticker price. They are really keen to see this out. If I was out looking for a car for the next 3-4 years, this is what I'd do. Naturally, assume your resale value will be very low. Which is one more argument to ask for a huge discount
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Great time to ask for a huuuuuge discount on that diesel.

Can you haggle prices on a lease?
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Can you haggle prices on a lease?
The two times we bought cars in Switzerland we haggled with the garage and both times we got (much smaller) discounts from the list price. Then once the price was agreed the lease was offered by a separate financial institution which structured the loan for us and paid the garage directly. So no, you don't haggle with the bank, but yes, you haggle with the actual seller.
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Re: Diesel or Benzin

Diesel especially if you go for a SUV with a larger engine. A lot of people are running away from diesel because of the bad image, but this actually a reason to buy.
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