What's the most comfortable, economical commuter car for a tall driver?

I'm looking for a comfortable, reliable, economical commuter car to cover 25,000 miles per year. I currently own a 2009 Citroen C5 2.0-litre auto diesel. This gives me 35-40mpg so not great! But I'm 6'4'' and find it very comfortable. Recent cambelt change but now suffering ongoing electrical issues. I need something reliable so looking to change. I'm keen on an auto with a budget of £10-12k. I have looked at your answers to similar questions and a Honda Civic could be a good bet, but there don't seem to be many autos about. Hyundai i30 perhaps a bit small. I was also looking at the Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai for the taller seating position. Many thanks.

Asked on 4 May 2021 by Steve Trapmore

Answered by Andrew Brady
How about a Vauxhall Insignia? It's not a fashionable choice but it's very comfortable and the ideal tool for covering 25k miles a year. Your budget will get you the latest model, launched in 2017, with the frugal 1.6 CDTi diesel engine (or slightly punchier 2.0-litre unit, if you're willing to sacrifice a bit of fuel economy). We'd recommend a Skoda Superb, too – it's got a modern interior, will be cheap to run and it's very spacious.
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