I need to buy an diesel car on a £1000 budget. What's going to be reliable?

I'm looking to buy a Ford Focus diesel as I drive an average of 600 miles per week for my job. Budget of about £1000 so 2004 to 2009 model years. Which is the best, most reliable diesel engine at this price? I know the miles will have to be high so what should I look out for? Thanks.

Asked on 1 July 2020 by meterman66

Answered by Dan Powell
Most diesels for sale at this price will be worn out with sky high mileages. I do not think you'll get much value. I would recommend buying something smaller and petrol-powered, like the Fiesta 1.25 petrol. Ford's four-cylinder engine returns 50mpg on-the-road and has a bullet proof reputation for reliability: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/ford/fiesta-2008
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