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Hi there, and welcome.
Choosing a car is a very personal decision, based usually (but not exclusively) on budget, driving style, the use the car will be put to, etc, etc.
A search of the forums will reveal common flaws/complaints about both engines (useful when viewing/test-driving), what I would advise is to test-drive both petrol & diesel, and weigh up which ticks most of the boxes relevant to you.
Hope that helps,
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater