How many miles do you do in a year? Lets say it is 5,000 and do some calculations
1) If I take the current UK petrol and diesel prices of £1.219 and £1.239 per litre, then those work out at £5.53 and £5.63 per UK gallon
2) Say you do 30 mpg on your petrol and could do 45mpg if it were a diesel (although like LostDutchman I reckon that would probably be impossible unless Malta has some nice long motorway like roads you can just cruise along out of stop/go traffic) your 5,000 annual mileage would work out at 166 odd gallons of petrol or 111 gallons of diesel
3) At the prices in 1) that works out at £918 p.a petrol cost or £625 p.a. diesel cost
4) Thus, unless I've made errors in the above workings, using diesel instead of petrol saves the princely sum of £293 p.a. !!!
5) Obviously altering the above to your annual mileage and Maltese petrol and diesel prices will vary this saving but not by a significant amount.
Therefore, there is no way it is worth changing to a diesel car with all the loss in trading in the petrol model - let alone the potential DPF costs using a diesel in low mileage run situations.
2016 Sport Nav 2.0 Petrol Automatic Arctic White plus options
Last edited by st3v3cx-3; 01-04-2018 at 07:53 PM.