Commutity service

I have a daily commute to Birmingham. The rail service is expensive and takes longer than the car journey of 60 miles each way (half on empty minor roads and half on the M6). At present, I drive a boring but reliable Mondeo 2.2 diesel that achieves about 47mpg. I want to replace it and would like a bit more excitement without adding to the overall cost. I am tempted to buy a 5-year-old Jag XK and convert it to LPG. Or should I get another diesel Mondeo or a Skoda Octavia? I prefer larger cars as they feel safer and are generally quieter.

Asked on 5 June 2010 by RM, Tilton on the Hill,

Answered by Honest John
The LPG Jag is a bad idea. The current Mondeo is a splendid car.
On Sunday 7th March I did 623 miles at an average 60mph and 51.5mpg in a Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 ECO.
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