- 29 March 2013 at 1:43 pm #3073
HiMay I request some help regarding buying used car.I have changed lot of cars almost every 6-12 months over the last 3 years. My knowledge regarding cars is very poor.Can someone help me in choosing the right used car.? Thanks
- 29 March 2013 at 1:45 pm #3074
- 29 March 2013 at 5:16 pm #3093
Thanks for getting back so soon.I appreciate that you must get lot of emails.
I am looking for sturdy family car with good economy, less noisy in the cabin, cruise control, low CO2 emissions and tax. I do around 17000 miles per year and I have owned Toyota yaris, mark 5 VW FSI 1.6 Match (was expensive to run) and now Toyota Prius (1.8 T3) which is economical but not very stable car.
- 29 March 2013 at 11:58 pm #3115
When you say that the Prius was not very stable, what do you mean?
- 30 March 2013 at 1:05 am #3126
I generally drive on motorway and after hitting 70 I never felt Prius has hold of the road and when crossing lorries it’s thrown to one side. rosy harp turns i have never felt it is safe I have to considerably slow down.
- 31 March 2013 at 12:28 pm #3129
I’d try a Skoda Octavia TDI. They are well built, will drive well and are very practical.
- 31 March 2013 at 2:46 pm #3140
Thank you Richard for your advice.
I am considering Skoda Octavia. What do you think about Mark 6 Golf Diesel Blue Motion.
- 2 April 2013 at 5:54 am #3153
I agree that the Škoda Octavia is a good shout. The Golf Blue Motion is a very good car, although not as good value as the Octavia. If you like the Golf, I wouldn’t get too hung up about whether or not it’s the Blue Motion model or a ‘regular’ TDI model – in real-world terms, there’s not a lot in it.
- 2 April 2013 at 6:00 am #3154
I always thought the Mazda 6 was underrated, and doesn’t get enough credit in the uk. Not sure how their diesel engines compare to others, though.
The Vectra is also a much better car than it gets credit for and is almost criminally cheap second hand.
- 2 April 2013 at 8:00 pm #3161
What the difference between regular TDI and blue motion? I thought blue motion gives better Milage but you said no difference.
I am confused now.
- 2 April 2013 at 11:05 pm #3165
- 3 April 2013 at 9:29 pm #3181
I also think that the Mazda 6 is better than journalists have said. In other countries (America, Austrailia) it gets much better comments in the press.