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Which £5000 estate car?

I need to replace my 1997 Peugeot 406 GLX 2.1 Estate. I am considering a Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi (120) Exclusive, 2008, 96,000 motorway miles for sale at £3,995 or a Saab 9-5 1.9 TiD Linear Sport, 2006, 66,361 miles at £4,950.

Would either of these be a good purchase or could you recommend other options?

I am a retired widow who needs a fairly large, reliable estate car for trips to the west country with two dogs.

Asked on 4 September 2013 by L Evans

Answered by Honest John
Both the Vectra and the SAAB have the same dubious engine. Avoid. If you must have a diesel estate get a Monde0 2.0TDCI (NOT a 1.8TDCI).
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