Hi, Looking for suggestions for a new car.
I'm looking for (in this order) a safe, economical as in 32-40 mpg, saloon type family car. Nice looking would be a bonus. Just me, the wife and one little baby (so far). Currently driving a 1.4 307 and want something a bit bigger and more powerful.
Am 36, male, I do about 10-15k miles per year. Would like to spend between 6-9k, could stretch a little if the right motor came along. Drive in Dublin traffic, commute about 20 miles per day. Then a few trips on the motorway each month. Has to be at least 1.6L, would prefer 1.8. 2L at a push.
Mazda 6 1.8 might be a little too big for my needs, but this is leading the pack at the moment. Love the looks and seems that you can get a fair bit of bang for your buck. Also, seems to be very reliable. 1.8 S40's, 1.6 Jetta's, 1.6 Octavias and Quasqai's are also on my list to check out.
What do you think of these?
Also, anyone know of anything to look out for on these? are they belt or chains?
Thanks for any help