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Will u buy Diesel or Petrol Cars in SG

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4th Gear

Hi,

 

Would like to know how many will consider buying a EuroIV diesel car instead of the normal petrol car?

 

The first consideration is of coz diesel car gives better mileage and maybe cheaper daily running cost.

While car uses petrol is kind of rather standard on the cost of daily running.

 

Your comments and thoughts plzzzzz... :D

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4th Gear

Diesel. Nice for urban driving. high torque for lower price.

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Turbocharged

Hi,

 

Would like to know how many will consider buying a EuroIV diesel car instead of the normal petrol car?

 

The first consideration is of coz diesel car gives better mileage and maybe cheaper daily running cost.

While car uses petrol is kind of rather standard on the cost of daily running.

 

Your comments and thoughts plzzzzz... :D

 

if u no go boleh, then euro5 diesel ok.

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4th Gear

same thotz...

but i was told the EuroIV engine cant take Msia diesel...

so this is a rather turn off..

 

at least petrol cars, we still drive into Msia without worrying of topping up petrol....

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4th Gear

was thinking if this is true and if there are any workaround??

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The current max. allowable sulphur content in Singapore and Malaysia petrol is 500ppm (Euro 2 standard). The use of Euro 2 petrol on petrol engines meeting Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards is sub-optimal. 1Inspect the tail pipes of such cars featuring direct ignition technology (e.g. Mercedes' CGI, VW's TSI), it is not difficult to spot black soot accumulated at the periphery of the tail pipe.

 

The culprit: the by-product arising from the combustion of fuels with sulphur content above 50ppm (Euro 4 standard).

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1st Gear

In Europe, 90% cars are diesel. I think travel up to KL and back to SG is enough for diesel. One of my friend clocked 1100km for his BMW 520d.

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2nd Gear (edited)

Petrol is a better choice if you want performance

Diesel is a better choice if you want good fuel consumption

 

but to be honest i think i still choose petrol ^_^

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1st Gear

I just got a diesel car. Honestly the fuel is damm cheap after all discount compared to petrol

 

If u drive at least 9000km per year the extra tax already covered by the fuel savings

 

Considering the fact that diesel are cleaner, with extra CEVS rebate, its a good buy for me (mine 10k cheaper than petrol version) got at S60 D2 at $146k

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Clutched

i would want a diesel car as well...

 

but more cons...

 

diesel is cheaper but maintenance is slightly costlier

 

road tax for a diesel car is higher

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1st Gear

I just got a diesel car. Honestly the fuel is damm cheap after all discount compared to petrol

 

If u drive at least 9000km per year the extra tax already covered by the fuel savings

 

Considering the fact that diesel are cleaner, with extra CEVS rebate, its a good buy for me (mine 10k cheaper than petrol version) got at S60 D2 at $146k

 

I also just got a diesel car (Megane Hatch dCi). Currently, diesel is about 40-50 cents cheaper compared to RON95 petrol, so yeah, there's savings to be had.

 

Thus far, likes the higher torques that my diesel car gives me (more omph at high revs) :wub:

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4th Gear

Do you need Ad blue for your diesel powered car. What is the cost like per litre and the frequency to add.

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I also just got a diesel car (Megane Hatch dCi). Currently, diesel is about 40-50 cents cheaper compared to RON95 petrol, so yeah, there's savings to be had.

 

Thus far, likes the higher torques that my diesel car gives me (more omph at high revs) :wub:

 

Rare ride in Singapore. How's the Renault Efficient Dual Clutch transmission?

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Clutched

Learn sometime new. I didn't know singapore private car allow to have diesel engine accept Taxi, good vehicles and buses.

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Clutched

Government not stupid. For a start, looks cheaper but later.... increase until no difference but then you help them achieve Euro 5 standards.

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4th Gear

Yes, for those who had opt for CNG vehicles are now basically in a fix , even taxi companies are opting out. One operator of a CNG refuelling station is thinking of giving up the operation and use the exisiting land for more productivity business.

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5th Gear

Actually, for sg roads, I think diesel will be better.. Good torque at the traffic lights.. Hard to win a sonata at one.. But of cuz the diesel tax is quite high now..

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Supersonic

In Singapore, driving a diesel car is the best! The torque is best suited here.

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