About a decade ago diesel was so much cheaper than petrol and with diesel cars burning less fuel it made sense to buy a car that runs on this fuel despite them being more expensive, but with the diesel prices now being at the same level or more expensive compared to petrol what's the point of buying a diesel car? Sure, their engines are capable of pulling heavier loads, but the regular Joe doesn't really need that. There's also the issue of diesel cars emitting more polluting particles. I've read Paris (France) aims to get rid of all diesel cars withing the city in about a decade. I reckon diesel cars are on their way out.