I'm looking for a second hand car - a smallish but stylish family hatchback - and am keen on diesel's mpg and torque but am mindful of the cautionary tales you tell of subjecting these to short runs - and the problems associated with complicated setups (like DPF and DMF problems).

Are there any engines that are relatively trouble free in this context?
My budget is about £15000 and I like the looks of the Volvo C30.

Asked on 8 January 2013 by swwf

Answered by Honest John
Hyundai i30 1.6CRDI and KIA cee'd 1.6CRDI. A C30 is a Focus underneath.

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