Change Mercedes to nice Economical car??

col81 Forumite Posts: 314
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I am trying to cut costs. I currently have a 66 plate C class amg line auto doing average 47 mpg with 115k on the clock. I do 20k per annum which is mixed town and motorway. My insurance is £600 per annum and i got a £13k loan at only 2.9% apr i owe £11k on this which i expect my car is worth so it wipes its mouth so to speak. I am trying to find a auto car mid size with great mpg low road tax etc. Any thoughts on this? i like a nice car i have looked at the 118d auto but mpg doesn't seem great the Golf DSG. Any advice please on what i could change to if at all? 


  • stuhse
    stuhse Forumite Posts: 171
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    Skoda Superb- i prefer the look of the estates.  I had a 140bhp 2.0 diesel...great motorway car, £30 road tax at the time. 50mpg all day long, 60 on a run.  Not upto date on the latest models, but the always get good reviews.
  • col81
    col81 Forumite Posts: 314
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    Thinking a Honda Civic 1.6 diesel auto 
  • motorguy
    motorguy Forumite Posts: 22,348
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    In reality, are you going to consistently get more than 55 mpg out of another car?

    And then you've the costs involved in changing, particularly if you're trading in / buying your next car from a dealer.
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