Best car for a 100 mile commute?

My partner is looking to change her Ford Focus Cabrio, she does around 20-25k miles a year and has a budget of around £10,000, she wants something economical and reliable, so far we have considered another Focus and the Honda Civic. Are there any others we should consider?

Asked on 15 January 2016 by Jimbo007

Answered by Honest John
I doubt that she'll find a Civic 1.6iDTEC for £10k, but if she can that is a 65mpg car. It's probably the best 1.6 litre diesel.
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