Can you recommend a cheap diesel for under £5,000?

I am on a tight budget and am looking for a diesel car which is reliable and economical for under £5,000. My yearly average mileage is around 28,000. What would you recommend?

Asked on 16 January 2023 by Sohail

Answered by Dan Powell
If you are operating on a limited budget then you may want to avoid old, high-mileage diesels that will probably present you with a costly list of problems (EGR, turbo,DPF etc).

If you are covering 28,000 miles a year then a simple and comfortable petrol hatch would be the most economical option. I would recommend the Ford Fiesta 1.25 petrol or Suzuki Swift 1.2 petrol.
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