Which 4x4 should I buy for £4,000?

I am looking for a 4x4 with reasonable mpg. I have a 30-mile round trip five days a week on country roads and also need to go off road to feed livestock. I have a budget of £4,000. What do you suggest?

Asked on 13 January 2022 by Alan Edwards

Answered by Russell Campbell
I'd recommend the old version of the Dacia Duster. You'll get a diesel model that'll be very economical and capable enough off-road, especially with a decent set of tyres. It'll have more than 100,000 miles on the clock and feel a little tired, but it doesn't sound like that will be a major issue for you. With a full service history it should be mechanically sound.

The old Suzuki Jimny is a more rugged off roader, but they suffer badly from rust and aren't actually that economical on fuel despite having a tiny 1.3-litre petrol engine.

We have listed all the issues we're aware of on both cars:

Dacia Duster: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/dacia/duster-2012/go...d

Suzuki Jimny: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/suzuki/jimny-1998/go...d
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