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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Hi I urgently need a new car and want some advice on what would be the best option. I will be doing a lot of mileage so want something that is economical, looks half decent (so no nissan micras please!) and that will last me about a year so I can save and get something better. My budget is about £3k. Thanks
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Whats wrong with a Nissan Micra?!? lol
#2
Off the top of my head I'd say a 2000-2007 Mondeo 2.0TDCi, cheap due to ex fleet supplies.
#3
ei8hty5ive;8092493
Whats wrong with a Nissan Micra?!? lol


He said alot of miles, so I assume motorways, supermini cars on motorways are quite horrific.
#4
schizoboy
Off the top of my head I'd say a 2000-2007 Mondeo 2.0TDCi, cheap due to ex fleet supplies.


LMAO

terrible MPG out of these 2 ltrs Diesel

better off with a 1.5d clio or saxo
#5
kjbenja;8092521
LMAO

terrible MPG out of these 2 ltrs Diesel

better off with a 1.5d clio or saxo


Not denying that, I just personally would not want to drive thousands of miles in a clio or saxo :)
#6
schizoboy
Not denying that, I just personally would not want to drive thousands of miles in a clio or saxo :)


Wouldn't want to drive any miles in a Saxo.
#7
thanks for the suggestions so far, i'm going to be doing a mixture of motorway and urban miles so something with a high combined mpg would be nice, at the moment I've seen a 2004 honda civic 1.7 cdti and a 2003 ford fiesta 1.4tdci, anybody had any experiences with either? every time i google economical cars it only shows the latest models which are out of my price range at the moment

i don't like cars micra/saxo/yaris because they are too small, i'd prefer a medium sized hatchback or even possibly a saloon. thanks for the input so far!
#8
galactico
thanks for the suggestions so far, i'm going to be doing a mixture of motorway and urban miles so something with a high combined mpg would be nice, at the moment I've seen a 2004 honda civic 1.7 cdti and a 2003 ford fiesta 1.4tdci, anybody had any experiences with either? every time i google economical cars it only shows the latest models which are out of my price range at the moment

i don't like cars micra/saxo/yaris because they are too small, i'd prefer a medium sized hatchback or even possibly a saloon. thanks for the input so far!


Fabia vRS. One on Autotrader now close to your budget after haggling! Low mileage and full Skoda service history. Not mine, but it would be if I were in your position!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201010354211550/sort/priceasc/usedcars/price-to/4000/price-from/3000/fuel-type/diesel/model/fabia/make/skoda/radius/1501/page/1/postcode/m95xq/keywords/vrs?logcode=p
#9
galactico;8092557
thanks for the suggestions so far, i'm going to be doing a mixture of motorway and urban miles so something with a high combined mpg would be nice, at the moment I've seen a 2004 honda civic 1.7 cdti and a 2003 ford fiesta 1.4tdci, anybody had any experiences with either? every time i google economical cars it only shows the latest models which are out of my price range at the moment

i don't like cars micra/saxo/yaris because they are too small, i'd prefer a medium sized hatchback or even possibly a saloon. thanks for the input so far!


Micra/Saxo/Yaris is same supermini range as the Fiesta.

Civic is good but is still a family car/hatchback which is why I suggested the larger, bigger wheelbase Mondeo which I found to be fine around London.

Also compare Mondeo to the Civic in terms of servicing/parts/insurance i bet in total, in the end I bet the Mondeo wins in lowest costs.
#10
Toyota Corolla - 40+ mpg from the 1.6 but get a pre 2000 model the later ones drink almost as much oil as petrol
#11
I'd look at a Ford Focus (old model). Good car to drive, fairly economical, a lot out there in your price range.
#12
Check out the vw golf gt tdi's.
Get about 400+ miles on about £35 :)
#13
deek72
Wouldn't want to drive any miles in a Saxo.


You'd be lucky to drive any miles in a Saxo.
#14
galactico
thanks for the suggestions so far, i'm going to be doing a mixture of motorway and urban miles so something with a high combined mpg would be nice, at the moment I've seen a 2004 honda civic 1.7 cdti and a 2003 ford fiesta 1.4tdci, anybody had any experiences with either? every time i google economical cars it only shows the latest models which are out of my price range at the moment

i don't like cars micra/saxo/yaris because they are too small, i'd prefer a medium sized hatchback or even possibly a saloon. thanks for the input so far!


We've got a 2005 Fiesta 1.4tdci. It's very economical and reliable - trip computer on the dash is always set to display mpg and it's always 50-52mpg combined.
The only thing I've had go wrong was a wheel bearing which cost < £40 to fix. Not the fastest car I've ever owned but it is quite nippy and 70-80 on the motorway is no problem at all. Cheap insurance and road tax is now only £30 I think (£35 last year). It's quite a firm ride as it's got low profile tyres but overall I'm happy with it.
#15
vauxhall astra 1.7dti eco can get upto 80 mpg on a run according to their figures and only £35 a year tax:thumbsup: you would be looking at an 03-04 reg i should think:thumbsup:
#16
Where about are you?? I do have 2 for sale..
#17
jl4jl
Where about are you?? I do have 2 for sale..


What 2 do you have for sale?

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