The resale prices of diesel cars are very much lower than the petrol versions. Diesel models give fantastic midrange torque and highway acceleration is v quick.
The models to look out for are the BMW530d, Mercedes E270cdi and the car with real good value for money is the S320cdi.
There are many problems with diesel cars as the fuel available here is not very good.
I test drove the BMW320d and it is a real fun car to drive with its immensely strong acceleration and very good fuel economy.
Euro2 standard diesel available here now is better than previous fuels. 1000km on a full tank is attractive
Be ready to spend 10k for initial repairs and then use additive cleaners and change fuel filters regularly and the car will last a long time..
all u high mileage people out there should consider a diesel and a S320cdi cost from rm105k for such a piece of german engineering and image..
any input is appreciated..