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Used estate or 4x4

I currently drive a Renaultsport Clio 197, but I need a family estate car.

I want to spend around £5000. I travel 18,000 miles per year so a diesel would probably be best for economy. Some comfort would be nice as I have a bit of a bad back. What would you recommend?

Asked on 6 April 2011 by simon489

Answered by Honest John
If you can find a Focus 1.6TDCI 90 without a DPF that would not be a bad idea. If they have DPFs they usually need a new one around 80k miles, plus a new DMF at anything from 50k miles to 120k miles.
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