Could you advise on a car for commuting to London?

I currently drive a 2011 Renault Megane but, due to a promotion, now drive into central London daily. The running costs of the Megane and the low mpg make it unrealistic to keep, only 70 mile round trip but mix of motorway and heavy traffic, I don't want to spend more than about £10,000. I want something with a good mpg but also nice interior and enjoyable to drive. I'm leaning towards a 118d, a 320d or a Vauxhall Insignia 2.0d Sri, thoughts on these or a better suggestion?

Asked on 11 January 2017 by Nick

Answered by Honest John
Diesels could get banned from central London soon. N47 BMW diesel engines have a reputation for eventually chewing up their timing belt tensioners with disastrous results. You're probably better off with a Prius or an Auris HSD, or a 308 1.2 PureTech 130.
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