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    • scaredofdebt
    • By scaredofdebt 13th Mar 17, 10:35 AM
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    £5k for a high MPG car
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    • 13th Mar 17, 10:35 AM
    £5k for a high MPG car 13th Mar 17 at 10:35 AM
    I have around £5k to get a second hand car that is cheap to run, I do 25k plus miles a year so want a good MPG.

    I don't want anything too small but other than that not fussed, not image conscious, don't need performance etc. 5 door hatch is preferred.

    Any recommendations?

    I have seen the Seat Ibiza Ecomotive that seems OK and does allegedly 76 MPG combined which is OK but I know that's under lab conditions.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Matched Betting novice - Earnings to date - £161.16 so far this month.
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 13th Mar 17, 11:11 AM
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    How big a hacthback?

    Skoda Octavia/Seat Leon might fit your budget and are economical with the 1.6 engines.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 13th Mar 17, 12:35 PM
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    Seat, member of VW. Does it have the same questionable software as VW?
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 13th Mar 17, 2:13 PM
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    Seat, member of VW. Does it have the same questionable software as VW?
    Originally posted by peter_the_piper

    For the £5K budget, doubtful.


    For the money, it would be Honda Civic 8th gen or faceflift 2.2 cdti. Buy one for £4000 and keep the £1000 for a possible clutch replacement and remap. Happy days.


    I used to default to any 1/9tdi vag engine car, but my current Civic is better in every way for me.
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 13th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
    Any suitable VW group car with the 1.9TDI PD engine. 50-60mpg and you'll have money spare for any repairs and servicing
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • wba31
    • By wba31 13th Mar 17, 9:12 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 9:12 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 9:12 PM
    For the £5K budget, doubtful.


    For the money, it would be Honda Civic 8th gen or faceflift 2.2 cdti. Buy one for £4000 and keep the £1000 for a possible clutch replacement and remap. Happy days.


    I used to default to any 1/9tdi vag engine car, but my current Civic is better in every way for me.
    Originally posted by foxy-stoat
    +1 for a Civic. stretch to £4300 and a1 clutches replaced my clutch and DMF on mine for £700 last year...
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 14th Mar 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 9:47 AM
    +1 for a Civic. stretch to £4300 and a1 clutches replaced my clutch and DMF on mine for £700 last year...
    Originally posted by wba31

    I am waiting for my clutch to go (currently on 150K miles) then its an uprated clutch and remap !!
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