I need a new company car for high mileage driving - what do you suggest?

I do about 25,000 miles a year and I need to replace my 250,000 miles V70, which will be very, very sad. I could go for a company car (a manual Insignia) but I don't really want to be in a car scheme. I like a car with a bit more prestige and, given the miles I do, more comfort. I'm happy to buy something 2-3 years old with 60,000 on the clock. My requirements include automatic, aircon and leather upholstery. Considerations include servicing and spares cost. What would you suggest? And do you have any ideas on how I could sell on my V70? Scrap?

Asked on 6 September 2012 by HP, via email

Answered by Honest John
You did unusually well with that Volvo. Surely it must have needed a couple of timing belt changes? The answer probably boils down to a Mercedes-Benz C200CDI or C220CDI auto, but even they have had problems with piezo injectors. To offload the V70, you could use www.giveacar.co.uk and have the proceeds donated to charity.
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