Diesel was the dream fuel, promoted by governments and the car industry as a cheaper way to save the planet. Then the cracks started to appear
Source: The death of diesel: has the one-time wonder fuel become the new asbestos? | Cities | The Guardian
As a person with asthma, I loathe my diesel powered, children, carrying behemoth of a car. It was built shortly before VW decided to lie to its customers and is somewhat transparently polluting. I wish I had the spare cash to splash out on a cleaner alternative.