IN MY not so humble opinion, diesel is the devil’s work.
We were told it was cheaper than petrol, took you further by miles and was the panacea for motoring ills.
OK, so your car sounded like a black cab but it was a better fuel – we could cope with that.
Then diesel became more expensive than petrol and petrol engines became more efficient, increasing the miles per gallon achieved, and questions started to be asked in some quarters about diesel’s long-term future.
Then the death knell was delivered. The World Health Organisation said diesel exhaust fumes are carcinogenic. They cause cancer.