WATCH: Is a diesel-powered car right for you?

Diesel-powered cars are still very much a part of the market. Modern oil-burners have come along way and can often be the more frugal choice when deciding between petrol or diesel power.

Made unique by its 'rough' idle, diesel engines boast better fuel economy as opposed to their petrol counterparts, it is also significantly lighter on the pocket as well.

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