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The war on diesels continues

Discussion in 'Diesel Chat' started by obi_waynne, 25 February 2017.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    So there is now a warning from the transport secretary against diesels.
    http://www.itv.com/news/2017-02-25/drivers-warned-over-buying-diesel-cars/

    Is this an excuse to hike the tax on diesel fuel or is there a sound argument for the switch away from diesel?

    Would a scrappage scheme work?

    Have petrol engines closed the gap now when it comes to economy and performance compared to diesels?
     
  2. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    Typical bloody government uturn. 12 million of us have diesels.

    When those %#£%ers stop driving round in v8 jags I might listen to them.
     
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  3. Bolder1

    Bolder1 Full member

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    My cars a 2016 2 litre yet has an ad blue tank, last of the cheap road tax diesels £30 a year, yet its deprecating like a rock
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    My heart goes out to all you diesel owners, especially after you were sold the dream from the government. All I say is that they must all drink an awful lot of Horlicks to be able to sleep at night as clearly their conscience is missing...:(
     
  5. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Os I agree and all voters should know that politicians and bureaucrats don't have a conscience and will do and say whatever it takes to keep their jobs. ?-/

    PS I always can tell when they are telling porkies their lips are moving ;)
     
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  6. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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