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I'm in the market to buy a used Porsche Cayenne 958.1 (2010-2012) but can't decide on the 3.0 Diesel or 3.6 Petrol. The reviews all say get the Diesel, better economy, better torque, cheaper maintenance but those are mostly European reviews. For Malaysia the Diesel has the cheaper road tax and diesel (Euro 5) is cheaper too than Ron 97, but thinking about future resale which is the better option? With diesel losing popularity, Porsche has stopped offering diesel models, is that a concern for our resale market too?

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Elyas Bin Bintang

1) Diesel has a better fuel economy. Its emissions are much higher.

2) The majority of Porsche diesel Cayenne are imported (recon), the manufactured date is much earlier than the Malaysia's registration date. Due to the Malaysia market preferring petrol over diesel, this is also reflected in diesel cars' resale value.

3) Whilst, the diesel may well deliver better fuel economy and torque, you need to take into account how long you're going to have the car for and the residual value of the car when you come to sell it.

For example, for this car registered in 2010 to 2012, the retail price of a diesel is 15% to 20% lower than petrol on listings we surveyed.

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