Originally Posted by Richard G
Firstly whatever you do DO NOT CONSIDER a 1.6 DIESEL with the CVT AUTO BOX
The quick clear screen (at least for 54 plate) was an option that even the "basic model" could have
Ours is a darkish grey seat material but even that shows water marks if it gets even the slightest bit damp
Thank you very much Richard.
I had noted the advice to avoid the auto boxes.... so its manual all the way!
That's a good point regarding the heating and windows etc potentially being added as extras on basic models..... will have to do some digging I suppose when shopping around.
A quick skim of Auto Trader does show the odd dark clothed interior, maybe again it was an option? But a rare one at that.
Think I might have my work cut out finding quick clear, privacy windows and dark cloth on a 1.6 Diesel![img]smileys/smiley19.gif[/img]
My other option I suppose it go for the 1.6 or 1.8 Petrol and take the hit on MPG v petrol and car cost. We are unlikely to top 8k most years, so might be worth doing some sums?
Are Petrol engines more robust these days? ie when getting towards 100k ok? I've got the old wives tale in my head that Diesels are nigh on indestructible whilst Petrol's aren't as they get on in years.[img]smileys/smiley25.gif[/img]
And is there much between servicing costs and time/mileage between services?