Oh dear, really? Ive never owned a diesel car before!Beth
If you are going for an older car I would serious!y consider the diesel
I'm on my 3rd petrol version and they are prone to issues and some can be expensive to fix.
The diesel has a much better rep for reliability.
Don't know what your budget is but £5k will buy you a 80k miles 11 or 12 plate, £7-8 k will buy something newer with a lot less miles.Oh dear, really? Ive never owned a diesel car before!