Buying a new SUV - Duster or Yeti

I'm thinking of buying a Dacia Duster or a Soda Yeti. I do about 7000 miles a year and would like an economical car with low road tax and a reasonable consumption.I am budgeting about £14,000. Can you offer any advice on models?

Asked on 23 September 2016 by David

Answered by Honest John
You won't get a new Yeti for that. But £12,895 buys a new two wheel drive Dacia Duster 1.2TCe 125 and £14,895 buys the same thing with four wheel drive and a standard full sized spare wheel. Built-in satnav + DAB radio is £450 extra and worth having. Fuel economy will be slightly better with the 2WD. Full road test: If you don't give a stuff about status, it's an excellent buy.
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