Petrol vs Diesel Maintenance: What costs more? we analyze

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Yes, the Diesel cars spend less... As well increasingly they are better gasoline, but that's another topic. But those, those of diesel, are still the kings of the economy when the client only considers costs use and short-term use: a deposit today, another next week. In all likelihood, to likeness of power, performance or performance, you'll spend before the spout if you use a gasoline car one Diesel: Butand if you look at longer term? No, we do not want despejarte the unknown only considering the easy formula: the payback period taking into account the purchase price of both cars and consumption of both models, but this time we wanted to go further comparing maintenance costs of his first three reviews, and what it will cost you replace certain elements that, sooner or later you'll have to replace over the life of a car.

This analysis is only a sample for do your numbers, really see where he might be the interest of the diesel version and where their weaknesses for maintenance purposes. The cars chosen for comparison are a selection of models different categories that you advance, with corresponding links to our price range, if you need to take a quick eye characteristics. These are: Nissan Qashqai, a whole leader among SUVs; Seat Ibiza, the most successful utility in our market; Dacia Sandero, one low cost, but are their maintenance costs in line with its price? The Toyota Auris will be the model on which we raise the cost differences between Diesel and hybrid. While the Audi A4 allows us to also analyze how Premium costs to keep a car. Let us enter into the analysis ... And draw your own conclusions.

Nissan Qashqai: Diesel vs gasoline

Nissan QashqaiThey are the two versions of access Nissan Qashqai; he Diesel 1.5 dCi 110 hp, Specifically, the motorizations most sold range and also bet mean the more interesting meaning of what it costs, how it moves, and what you spend. Because before entering numbers take, you should know that the gasoline 1.2 DIG-T, although very thin and soft operation, it is more your lazy today "rival" Diesel and will require greater involvement on your part; simply more attention to changing gears, do not drop to lap, to stretch the engine ...

Although we can not put a price, also appreciates that. Let's get into numbers but because, although you have a complete table that will facilitate things pretty. According to our data consumption, suffice something less than 62,000 kilometers to amortize the premium 1,600 euros more than the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi compared to 1.2 DIG-T equivalent. really they are few. Here, the Diesel part with some advantage since, although scheduled maintenance by each manufacturer are identical time interval, they are not on mileage: Lower for the Nissan Qashqai gasoline, although it will be exceptional customer to make more than 20,000 km a year and has raised this fuel. Is another variable for you to be interested more Diesel... If you offset the other expenses. because second revisions -Remember the security officer not being prohibitively expensive, It costs almost double in the case of the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi. Among the most common costs, oil change also has a small extra cost for Diesel dCi. And, almost certainly, sooner or later you'll end up well beyond those that 150,000 km, in this case, It represents one of the largest investments in car: Timing belt: 240 euros -and I do not think too expensive this operation- you will need to book for Diesel, while the gasoline distribution chain you can last a lifetime engine if the car is well maintained.

TOTAL COST QASHQAI NISSAN DIESEL: 1843.97 €

TOTAL COST NISSAN QASHQAI GASOLINE: 1437.80 €

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi / 110

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED - Prices in €

30,000 km / 1 year

71.13

60

131.13

60.000 km / 2 years

208.35

75

283.35

90.000 km / 3 years

83,04

60

143.04

REPLACING - Prices in €

front discs

184.58

35

219.58

Buffers (4)

384.40

170

554.40

Front brake pads

71.14

30

104,14

engine oil

53.08

twenty

73.08

Oil filter

16.01

twenty

36.01

Pollen filter

26.72

10

36.72

coolant

11.91

10

21.91

Timing belt (150,000 km)

140.61

100

240.61

Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T / 115

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED

20,000 km / 1 year

57.01

fifty

107.01

40,000 km / 2 years

94.04

60

154.04

60.000 km / 3 years

87.47

fifty

137.47

REPLACING

front discs

184.58

35

219.58

Buffers (4)

384.40

170

554.40

Front brake pads

74.14

30

104,14

engine oil

37.50

twenty

57,50

Oil filter

19.04

25

44.04

Pollen filter

26.72

10

36.72

coolant

12,10

10

22,10

Distribution chain

112.80

395

507.80

Source: Audatex. Prices calculated considering 50 € hourly labor

Toyota Auris: Diesel vs Hybrid

Toyota AurisToyota is definitely the brand that has popularized the hybrid car, technology and backed with more than 9 million cars in circulation worldwide. with its price -more expensive than the equivalently Diesel, their consumption -the official, and also our own, lower than the Diesel-. Toyota Auris Hybrid Tempter this. He 115D Diesel, meanwhile, with BMW engine source, guarantees, a priori, superb performance, response, touch ... For its price, compared to the competition, another temptation. Let's see.

First, to emphasize that there is a negative sign in the repayment period between the two models. And is that, only the lower price per liter of diesel versus gasoline will eventually diesel can be more profitable. That difference, in this case, no longer dependent on the technology of these engines, but totally unrelated factors: This period will be more or less depending on the price difference between fuels. Another remark more: we have not considered a bad move hypothetical hybrid system -Batteries, for example guaranteed by Toyota -2 for 5 years more than the general guarantee of the car or 100,000 km ... Although to have it, may not be so dramatic if you consider the advantages in cost, over the years, we reported the hybrid version compared to turbodiésel. Because, for example, first three official reviews the Toyota Auris Hybrid are significantly cheaper than the equivalent diesel, as it is, for example, oil change or brake pads and even battery service Have no fear, I mean the 12 volts of "everybody" cars, which also uses the Auris Hybrid-: in this case, the cost in the diesel version is infinitely greater than in the hybrid model. Sure you've also heard that hybrid components wear less, and it is true -Pills of brake-. For these two versions, the distribution chain of Diesel counteracts an advantage that also the hybrid model.

TOTAL COST TOYOTA AURIS DIESEL: 1926.95 €

TOTAL COST TOYOTA AURIS HYBRID: 1582.66 €

Toyota Auris 115d

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED - Prices in €

20,000 km / 1 year

137.18

30

167.18

40,000 km / 2 years

175.86

60

235.86

60.000 km / 3 years

237.09

70

307.09

REPLACING - Prices in €

front discs

173.64

Four. Five

218.64

Buffers (4)

337.88

195

532.88

Front brake pads

110.91

40

150.91

engine oil

81.28

25

106.28

Oil filter

19.73

25

44.73

Pollen filter

35.46

10

45,46

coolant

87.92

30

117.92

Distribution chain

not applicable

not applicable

not applicable

Toyota Auris Hybrid

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED - Prices in €

15,000 km / 1 year

71.5

35

106.5

30,000 km / 2 years

147.52

70

217.52

45.000 km / 3 years

71.5

40

111.5

REPLACING - Prices in €

front discs

173.64

Four. Five

218.64

Buffers (4)

337.88

195

532.88

Front brake pads

67.74

40

107.74

engine oil

60.96

25

85.96

Oil filter

9.82

35

44.82

Pollen filter

35.46

10

45,46

coolant

81.64

30

111.64

Distribution chain

not applicable

not applicable

not applicable

Source: Audatex. Prices calculated considering 50 € hourly labor

Seat Ibiza: Diesel vs gasoline

Seat IbizaWe also like in the case of the Nissan Qashqai, refine strictly performance-related factors, touch, engine response .... But in this case, you have to flip the tortilla. And is that, the great little three-cylinder engine and 1.0 liter petrol 1.0 TSI -of which there are two configurations, 95 and 110 hp It is a real treat for the senses. And it is treated in isolation, but even compared to the 1.4 TDi Diesel, engine that indeed spend very little, but rougher, less elastic ... It takes almost 120,000 km in 1.4 TDi amortize.

There are few. Seat stipulates exactly equal intervals, but not costs, so you have to add, during the first three years of life, another good handful of kilometers repayment period TDi to offset the total price difference of the first three reviews of gasoline. That means now go to 6 years. Or to 90,000 km, where it touches consider changing other elements, in this case, quite similar price.

TOTAL COST SEAT IBIZA DIESEL: 2137.71 €

TOTAL COST SEAT IBIZA GASOLINE: 2183.15 €

Seat Ibiza 1.4 TDi / 90

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED

30,000 km / 2 years

138.23

30

168.23

60.000 km / 4 years

185.58

55

240.58

90.000 km / 6 years

158.89

60

218.89

REPLACING

front discs

140.76

55

195.76

Buffers (4)

450.46

145

595.46

Front brake pads

73.98

35

108.98

engine oil

115.1

25

140.1

Oil filter

13.64

fifteen

28.64

Pollen filter

23.13

5

28.13

coolant

27.28

35

62.28

Timing belt (210.000 km)

130.66

220

350.66

Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSi / 95

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED

30,000 km / 2 years

121.13

30

151,13

60.000 km / 4 years

202.06

85

287.06

90.000 km / 6 years

121.13

30

151,13

REPLACING

front discs

140.76

55

195.76

Buffers (4)

450

145

595.46

Front brake pads

73.98

35

108,95

engine oil

98

25

123

Oil filter

11.13

35

46.13

Pollen filter

23.13

5

28.13

coolant

27.28

35

62.28

Timing belt (not specify km)

164.12

270

434.12

Source: Audatex. Prices calculated considering 50 € hourly labor

Audi A4: Diesel vs gasoline

Audi A4Brand Premium, Premium ¿maintenance? No and yes, With ups and downs: after a reasonably affordable first review comes a second where you get a "stick" slightly higher. Audi has a clear program biannual reviews that compared with other generalist models, involves maintenance costs during the first 4 years younger even than these cars. It is no consolation, because in the case of other workshop views replacing the elements most common wear, They are more expensive in this brand in other examples Article. To sample 190 euros for oil change version 2.0 TDi something more expensive than in the case of 2.0 TFSi-, more than 51 euros pollen filter or already into more serious elements, price-not brake discs is that they are too expensive, but I assure you that your replacement will arrive before in Ibiza, Auris or Sandero- or almost 800 euros from the dampers.

By the way, also plays refine, because the repayment period is calculated by equating the two versions, Also, in the case of gearbox, whenever the 2.0 TFSI 190 hp gasoline only offered in our market with S-Tronic change. That means that if you worth one Diesel 2.0 TDi 190 hp with manual gearbox, the diesel version pay for themselves almost from the zero kilometer. As soon as to maintenance, most of the advantages of petrol model is that the belt must not replace distribution I do have to change the Diesel ... And regardless of costs, the mere fact of being a exquisite propeller, very fast, and delicious, besides being, including gasoline, one of the best for consumption ... Yes, it is fair to recognize merit, also touch and answer, no less exquisite 2.0 TDi.

AUDI A4 DIESEL TOTAL COST: € 3171.27

TOTAL COST AUDI A4 GASOLINE: 2523.88 €

Audi A4 2.0 TDi / 190

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED - Price in €

30,000 km / 2 years

187.37

85

267.37

60.000 km / 4 years

336.76

110

446.76

90.000 km / 6 years

217.8

95

312.8

REPLACING - Price in €

front discs

312,08

30

342.08

Buffers (4)

591.36

205

796.36

Front brake pads

158.66

35

193.66

engine oil

145.75

Four. Five

190.75

Oil filter

14.16

10

24.16

Pollen filter

36.62

fifteen

51.62

coolant

33.11

0

33.11

Timing belt (210.000 km)

322.6

190

512.6

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI / 190

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED - Price in €

30,000 km / 2 years

168.19

85

253.19

60.000 km / 4 years

244.63

110

354.63

90.000 km / 6 years

280.06

115

395,06

REPLACING - Price in €

front discs

237.62

30

267.62

Buffers (4)

591.36

205

796.36

Front brake pads

138.35

35

173.35

engine oil

131.57

40

171.57

Oil filter

17.37

10

27.37

Pollen filter

36.62

fifteen

51.62

coolant

33.11

0

33.11

Distribution chain

119.68

275

394,68

Source: Audatex. Prices calculated considering 50 € hourly labor

Dacia Sandero: Diesel vs gasoline

Dacia SanderoAccording to data provided by Audatex, maintenance costs of the Dacia Sandero are not exactly cheap: its first review costs even more than a Seat Ibiza or Toyota or Nissan Qashqai Auris, and not much less than the Audi A4 a whole, with the addition that, unlike a Seat Ibiza, for example, intervals are annual. Their prices are also very similar for both types of fuel, whereby, these just over 55,000 kilometers it will take to repay the 1.5 dCi Diesel 90 hp vs. 0.9 TCE 90 hp gasoline also will not vary too. After that mileage, play again whenever reckoning, although the cost of maintenance and parts detailed in the table, the most common, are very similar: 120,000 kilometers have to go through the Diesel for hard "knock", changing the timing belt, theoretically without replacement in the case of small but very modern and efficient 0.9 TCE.

TOTAL COST Dacia Sandero DIESEL: 1993.57 €

TOTAL COST Dacia Sandero GASOLINE: 1626.07 €

Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi / 90

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED - Prices in €

20,000 km / 1 year

146.3

70

216.3

40,000 km / 2 years

146.3

70

216.3

60.000 km / 3 years

184.82

90

274.82

REPLACING - Prices in €

front discs

132.65

fifty

182.65

Buffers (4)

323.14

100

423.14

Front brake pads

49

25

74

engine oil

119.7

65

184.7

Oil filter

13.46

5

18.46

Pollen filter

26.6

10

36.6

coolant

12.44

25

37.44

Timing belt (120.000 km)

214

115

329.16

Dacia Sandero 0.9 TCE / 90

Pieces

Workforce

Total

MANTENIMIEMTO SCHEDULED

20,000 km / 1 year

136.23

70

206.23

40,000 km / 2 years

136.23

70

206.23

60.000 km / 3 years

203.63

85

288.63

REPLACING

front discs

132.65

fifty

182.65

Buffers (4)

301.2

100

401.2

Front brake pads

49

25

74

engine oil

109.63

65

174.63

Oil filter

13.46

5

18.46

Pollen filter

26.6

10

36.6

coolant

12.44

25

37.44

Distribution chain

322.98

145

467.98

Source: Audatex. Prices calculated at 50 € per hour labor

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