What £5000 cars can realistically get 60mpg?

I need to change cars as I now travel further to work each day. I'm looking for something that will do 60mpg, what do you recommend for my £5000 budget?

Asked on 27 October 2017 by Malcolm Thornton

Answered by John Slavin
A lot of cars in your budget will 'officially' do 60mpg, but if you want that economy in the real world choices are limited. You can, however, get a current-shape, used Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTI within your budget and that manages a real-world 60mpg according to Real MPG users. It's not the most exciting car in the world and the engine can sound a little gruff - but it's genuinely very economical and there's plenty of choice out there.
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