I am a bit confused about all the discussion on diesel vs petrol for low mileage drivers and hope some of you nice folks will be able to clarify some things for me. Any resemblance to real persons, including myself, is certainly not purely coincidental. Let's say you have £9000 to spend, are a low mileage driver (say, 7000 mi/yr) and want to buy a used Honda Accord, but can't decide whether to go for petrol or diesel. With this kind of money you could probably get a petrol Accord with some 40,000 miles on board vs a diesel version with double the mileage. So, upfront you would pay the same amount of money, but if you go the diesel route you get a car with more miles. However, given that Honda's diesels can swallow the miles without problems, I don't see the mileage difference as being an issue at this stage. With an average UK petrol price of 136.6p/litre and diesel with 143.1p/litre, and with the 2.4 i-VTEC EX having an MPG of 32 vs 50 for the 2.2 I-DTEC EX, the annual fuel cost difference would be ~£450 cheaper for the diesel (if you do 7000 mi/yr). The annual road tax for the 2.4 i-VTEC is £270 vs £170 for 2.2 I-DTEC, so diesel is cheaper by £100/yr, which makes the diesel costs lower by some £550/yr. Insurance should be the same for both versions. Assuming you want to keep the car for five years, this translates into an economy of £2750 if you go for the diesel, and you could possibly sell the diesel at the better price than petrol after these five years. Are there any other regular costs that I have not included here? Are the servicing costs significantly higher for diesel Accord than for the petrol version? I'm referring here to the normal servicing, not major issues with DPF, etc which may occur on the diesel (with the key word being may).