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i am looking for my first car. i research a bit and all diesel cars give more mpg than petrol.
i had my licence for 2.5 years and 21 years and 8 months old.

now keeping in mind my insurance which car is better suited . 2008 skoda fabia 1.4tdi or 2008-2009 corsa 1.3tdi .
anyone have experience with these cars. should i go with 1.2 petrol engines ?
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Deisel is a dead duck. The extra mileage they get doesn't tend to pay off unless you're doing big mileages (like 12k+ a year).

With clean air zones and VED increases likely I would be going for a low capacity petrol engine.

As for which to choose, it depends on their price, service history, mileage, and which you like the look of.
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now keeping in mind my insurance which car is better suited . 2008 skoda fabia 1.4tdi or 2008-2009 corsa 1.3tdi .
Why not just get quotes from an insurance comparison website and see for yourself?
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(Original post by danial12332)
i am looking for my first car. i research a bit and all diesel cars give more mpg than petrol.
i had my licence for 2.5 years and 21 years and 8 months old.

now keeping in mind my insurance which car is better suited . 2008 skoda fabia 1.4tdi or 2008-2009 corsa 1.3tdi .
anyone have experience with these cars. should i go with 1.2 petrol engines ?
To be honest it makes no difference - you are young and no matter which way you slice it the biggest thing is going to be the cost of insurance. I would personally go for the corsa but that is only because I am older and have bad memories of skoda (they are much improved)

Yes diesel give more MPG but as someone else said they are dead ducks now. You just need to build up more no claims and get older...
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(Original post by danial12332)
i am looking for my first car. i research a bit and all diesel cars give more mpg than petrol.
i had my licence for 2.5 years and 21 years and 8 months old.

now keeping in mind my insurance which car is better suited . 2008 skoda fabia 1.4tdi or 2008-2009 corsa 1.3tdi .
anyone have experience with these cars. should i go with 1.2 petrol engines ?
I really don't recommend you get a diesel. The regulations on them (especially older ones) are getting tighter and tighter, and soon you'll probably find that the running costs are much higher due to tax.
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(Original post by danial12332)
i am looking for my first car. i research a bit and all diesel cars give more mpg than petrol.
i had my licence for 2.5 years and 21 years and 8 months old.

now keeping in mind my insurance which car is better suited . 2008 skoda fabia 1.4tdi or 2008-2009 corsa 1.3tdi .
anyone have experience with these cars. should i go with 1.2 petrol engines ?
If you want cheaper insurance go for a 1.2 petrol. (It'll be cheaper most of the time, but make sure to do your research and quotes)

Diesel gives a slightly better MPG reading, but with fuel prices these days, you're most likely going to be paying the exact same price for a gallon.
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(Original post by danial12332)
i am looking for my first car. i research a bit and all diesel cars give more mpg than petrol.
i had my licence for 2.5 years and 21 years and 8 months old.

now keeping in mind my insurance which car is better suited . 2008 skoda fabia 1.4tdi or 2008-2009 corsa 1.3tdi .
anyone have experience with these cars. should i go with 1.2 petrol engines ?
In my experience, you only get the benefits of a diesel when you're commuting long distance on a motorway otherwise it doesn't make much difference. If you're going to be on a motorway or doing long distance a lot of the time then get a diesel otherwise stick to petrol. And personally I'd pick the skoda for reliability but corsa looks less like a grandma car
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