Which medium diesel 4x4 will give 40mpg or more?

We own a 1997 Subaru Legacy which is in need of replacement. We'd have another for its all-round ability, but the fuel consumption of the petrol models (diesel is too new to be in budget) precludes this. For around £12,000, which used estate or 4x4 will give 40+mpg overall, be comfy for two bad backs on long journeys and will tow a small boat and trailer up a slippery launch ramp?

Asked on 21 August 2010 by johnadut

Answered by Honest John
Skoda Octavia 2.0TDI 140 diesel Scout.
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