VWs problems don't really affect the UK, it's to do with the lower NOx levels allowed in the US. They're basically allowing more NOx on the road than on the test rig - but that's irrelevant for anyone blocking the EGR anyway lol.
Personally I think diesels have had their day for private cars, I wouldn't be buying one new. With all the potential faults and the fact that the economy is worse than 10 years ago due to the emissions rubbish is making them non financially economical. In 2017 tax will be a standard price as well, so cheap tax is no longer a diesel benefit.
You will still need diesel commercially though...
I agree to a point but some modern diesels deliver an excellent balance of economy & performance.
I've been driving a diesel ST-2 for the last week & when driven sensibly it's been returning 49 MPG (confirmed at the pumps) but can still deliver performance (with an economy hit) if I decide to drive it like i stole it
I accept some diesel engines, especially some of the lower output units are a waste of time considering the hassles involved.
On a more depressing note my 7 day test drive is coming to an end tomorrow so this is what I'll feel like tomorrow once the car's been collected!
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