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    • Bobby2018
    • By Bobby2018 16th Apr 18, 7:34 PM
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    Used car advice
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    • 16th Apr 18, 7:34 PM
    Used car advice 16th Apr 18 at 7:34 PM
    I am looking for a reliable, decent to drive and ideally with an mpg of around 40 or more 2016-2017 petrol automatic to have for the next 3-5 years. My budget is about 15000.

    I am not interested in the way it looks very much, but I do care about reliability, decent comfort inside and to be nice enough to drive especially around town where I do most of my driving.

    This is what I managed to understand so far... please excuse any mistakes, I am new to cars.

    Toyota Auris 1.8 Hybrid - reliable, good mpg but a lot of people have complained about it being uncomfortable or boring to drive..not sure what boring means in this context.. and also noisy at motorway speeds.
    Ford Focus 1.5 - good to drive but poor mpg, just about 30 so probably I'll have to skip it.
    Seat Leon 1.4 - good to drive, 40ish mpg, not sure how reliable is it?

    I have shortlisted 3 cars. Could you offer your advice as to whether which one you think is better please?

    SEAT Leon 5 Door 1.4 Eco TSI FR Technology 150 PS DSG 5dr 2017

    Toyota Auris 1.8 VVT-i HSD Excel CVT 5dr 2016

    Ford Focus Hatchback 1.5 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr Auto 2017


    Thank you
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 17th Apr 18, 3:38 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 3:38 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 3:38 AM
    New to cars and your looking at a 1.8 Auris?

    Ford Transit, you can get a mattress or sofa in the back. there is comfort for you.
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    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 17th Apr 18, 6:35 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 6:35 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 6:35 AM
    Not seeing an pattern to the cars selected. Totally different performance on each. 0 to 60 7.9 on the Leon, mid tens on the auric and pedestrian slow on the focus.

    Only car on that list to even consider is the Leon. Given the FR is the performance model have you considered insurance costs.
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