JohnBoy26 Registered User
#16

goochy said:
2008 Volvo s40 1.6 diesel , 124k miles - leather etc. €5,750 . most of the petrols seem to have high enough miles also. opinions ?
even though they currently have a 2 litre petrol ( they were gifted it) they don't want a gas guzzler this time around.
As said it doesn't have to be diesel but some of the petrol options mentioned are unnecessarily thirsty.

Prius - would be worried about future costs after talking to a taxi driver who has a lexus GS450H !

If you are worried about future costs then id rule out that volvo. They have a psa 1.6 hdi engine which gives it's fair share of expensive problems. They really have to be maintained extreamly well and even at that there is no gaurantees.

The avensis is the most hasslefree car mentioned in this thread so far along with the prius. A civic and a corolla would be good options too.

bazz26 Registered User
#17

Comparing future costs of a Prius to a Lexus GS450h is ridiculous as they are chalk and cheese, plus I thought the GS450h didn't meet taxi vehicle requirements? Also doing mostly short trips a diesel ain't being to be frugal either, a diesel engine takes longer to warm up to optimal efficiency.

Soarer Registered User
#18

goochy said:
Prius - would be worried about future costs after talking to a taxi driver who has a lexus GS450H !


Just no.

goochy Registered User
#19

administrator - can you please move this to main motors forum where it belongs ?

thanks

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