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Should I keep or sell bmw diesel?

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I am one of your many European viewers.

I have a 2015 bmw 1 series 120d xdrive. A 2 litre turbo diesel, 4 wheel drive hatchback. Its very good to drive but I bought it pre covid when I used to drive a lot. It has 55000 miles on it, I have only covered 16000 miles in the 2.5 years I have owned it. As I don't drive much anymore and most of my journeys are local would I be smarter selling it and going for a petrol/gasoline car.

I like the look of a mazda 3 or maybe mazda 6 if I do replace it.

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2015 bmw 1 series 120d

It has the same diesel engine as does the diesel version of the Auris (or most diesel Toyota's)

The main issue is timing chains stretching but it's not that bad.

 

The ZF 8 speed is a good transmission.

 

Other than accessory issues and prices when things begin to go bad, it's really not that bad.

I like the look of a mazda 3 or maybe mazda 6 if I do replace it.

They're good cars are good - but AVOID any turbo engines.

Also check the safety system, I've herd of random braking complaints on last generation cars (so check if it's disable-able)

would I be smarter selling it and going for a petrol/gasoline car.

Why? Diesel cars are also fine.

"Why? Diesel cars are also fine."
It depends what distances he commutes now.

If it's just infrequent drives, but medium-high speed ones it's alright.
It's only a real issue when driven only around town (due to the DPF getting clogged)

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Put it up for sale, if you are happy with offers, sell it. 

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There have been a lot of discussions about Mazda. Check them out, especially posts from @dan.

I suppose you are in UK, since you mention miles.

If you were in my county and BMW was more reliable, I would exchange it for my Auris Happy  

I'm in Northern Ireland.
A Toyota auris would get me from a to b although perhaps a little slower than I would like Scared

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