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    Default Cheap Runaround

    With the ever increasing cost of fuel i'm toying with the idea of buying a cheap runaround just for work.What do you think i could get for the least money,spec and age not important,all about fuel economy.I only need two seats and something that can do 60-ish fairly comfortably.I could do with some help on models etc so I can trawl the papers and see whts about.

    p.s i have no shame so will look at anything!

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    matiz 0.8 ltr... cheap as chips if you dont mind driving one

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    Try a 1.8 factory LPG Astra, use the options in A/T to locate one.

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    what about one of these:

    Ford Focus
    1.6 TDCi Titanium (110ps) 5d (DPF) (08) 62 mpg 119 g/km Tax Band B

    Not exactly cheap but 62mpg and £35 a year tax

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    suzuki swift

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    what about one of these:

    Ford Focus
    1.6 TDCi Titanium (110ps) 5d (DPF) (08) 62 mpg 119 g/km Tax Band B

    Not exactly cheap but 62mpg and £35 a year tax
    That is good.........

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    Mini One D if you want newish

    Older motors are harder to find a cheap one to run, when you add the tax and extra insurance the saving on fuel may be negated.

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    I'd second the LPG
    If I were going for a small car, I'd get a petrol now rather than diesel.
    Toyota Aygo 1.0L. 61.4 mpg combined, £35 tax (Band B).
    If you could get one with LPG, it'd be cheaper to run than any diesel - and possibly some of the hybrids.
    Only thing, how safe are these small cars? As safe as a Vectra, or similar? Probably not.

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    I think buying a cheap car to go to work in is a false economy. MOT £50, Deprciation £250/yr, maintenance/service £200, Insurance £200 & RFL £35. So in the region of £735/yr or 12 tanks of fuels. So I guess it depends on how many miles you are doing, and would you feel happy driving to work in a cheap 'n' basic cheerful car.

    I sold my car to get a more fuel economy + needed something bigger. The vectra saves me about £50/month and probably a lot more in maintenance (touch wood).

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    Smart car?

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