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    Default Car Dilemma

    I still can't decide what's the best to do...

    As I cover between 15k to 20k per year, I find it hard to justify the likes of an Audi A6 or BMW 5.

    I do like the look of the Kia Optima.... until you get inside, and also the engine range is so limited... 1.7 diesel only option.

    I'm beginning to go off the new 2013 Mondeo and don't think in reality it will come out looking as nice as the initial images.

    So ... is an Insignia VX line the only option (although the front bumper would have to be swapped to the VXR). about the only decent looking one in my opinion (before the lovers jump in!) - and also looks classy enough.
    Prices are fairly good now also: 2012 models with 10k on the clock for less than 15k aint bad at all.

    Is there anything else out there comparable at the price?

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    I really like the I40 and the new volvos are decent cars

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    I love the new Volvos also, V60 might be an option, but I think it would be a bit older and higher mileage for more money.

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    I love the new Optima personally, inside and out especially the "3" but,,,,, I still would go insignia either elite or VX-line s/h around a year old as they are such spectacular value

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    How about something like a Nissan Qashquai or X-trail, Toyota, Mazda and Peugeot all make diesel cars. You seem to have limited your search.

    If you want German, then try the VW alternatives, Seat and Skoda.

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    Skoda octavia vrs for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    I love the new Volvos also, V60 might be an option, but I think it would be a bit older and higher mileage for more money.
    I had a 2001 S60 a while back - it really was a superb car and the most comfortable mile-muncher I've ever driven. Well worth a look as they maybe don't hold their value as well as you might think (certainly the older model doesn't - not too sure about the later ones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    Skoda octavia vrs for me

    That would get my vote!

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    yeah skoda is an option,.. i do like those. Not keen on Japanese in all honesty.

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    I agree with the i40 suggestion, the 1.7 td 136 is quite a nice engine, and inside and out they look great

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