I need to buy a second-hand automobile with a budget of €6,000. I do approx 25,000 kilometres/year (mostly motorway) and want to know do you think a 2004/2005 2.0 diesel Toyota Avensis or 2006/2007 1.6 petrol Avensis would be better.
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Anna Powell (Dublin) - Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:54
As you're doing double the average annual mileage, and it's on motorway, we'd thoroughly recommend the diesel. It should save you a fortune on fuel, though of course you'll have to pay more in annual road tax. The downside is that you're likely to find that the 2.0-litre diesels within your budget have high mileage on them already. Seek out one with a perfect service history and as low a mileage as possible - and get it verified by Automobiletell.ie.
Hope that helps