Buying a car is an important decision. A car reflects your style, passion and moreover it is for your convenience. One of the biggest problems faced by buyers is deciding whether to buy a petrol model or a diesel car. However, it depends on many factors and your needs.
Here is a list of some simple factors you should consider while choosing between a petrol and diesel car.
For some people, petrol car is undoubtedly the better choice because of not only the mileage that lasts longer, but also because it requires less maintenance. When we talk about heavy-duty cars, petrol is out of the frame, whereas diesel is the winner. Diesel cars emit nitrogen oxide, which is more than 4 times when compared to petrol engine.
Depending on your daily and monthly driving, you can decide which engine suits you the best. If the figures are around 1200 km to 1500 km in a month, then diesel model is the better option. If you don’t drive regularly, then petrol engine will work for you. It also depends on the place you reside in. People in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata prefer diesel engine as they have to travel a lot.
Cars with diesel engines offer more mileage, but servicing cost, spare parts cost and maintenance cost will be very high when compared with petrol engine. As for second hand cars in Mumbai, diesel models are the most commonly used car because these engines are more powerful than petrol engines and have higher torque and thus offer a smooth drive.
Petrol cars have less noise, vibration and harshness. Diesel engine depreciates faster than petrol engine if not serviced regularly. Diesel cars need more space as they are larger in size, whereas petrol engine can be kept in a small parking area.
One of the most important things one should keep in mind while choosing an engine is the resale value of the car. Resale value plays an important role when buying a new car, so a diesel car will surely give you a better resale value when compared to a petrol model.
When you compare all the aspects of power, economy and environment safety, diesel engines are the winners and the lifespan of the diesel engine is better than a petrol engine by 25,000 to 30,000 kilometers.
Diesel models are costlier than petrol models by approximately Rs.1-2 lakh, so think carefully before investing.