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  1. JK2447
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    Howdy yall, just wondered what car do you use for work? I work from home at the moment but I might be getting a new job that will require a bit of travel. We've only got the one car at the moment, a Skoda Kodiaq as the family run around. I need a comfortable cruiser that eats motorway miles.

    I think a lot of people in the UK go for the BMW 520d for such work but tbh I don't fancy it, even though I know it gets rock solid reviews. Just wondered what you're driving, for work or pleasure if you want to share

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    I have a Ford Mondeo 2008 Titanium TDCi, 150,000 miles and going strong, cost me £4000 about 4 years ago, best car I've ever had for the money.

    Always fancied a decent 3 series BMW or a Porsche, not enough to pay for one though.
     
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    We have a Ford Fiesta but I don’t drive so obviously the Mrs has it. I cycle to work
     
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    A friend of mine recommended I get something like a Mondeo. I had a 2009 Kuga and thought highly of it and the 2.0 litre TDCi. I need a change and I'm not getting any younger so figure sod it, spend a little more, if I get the job that is. If not it will be back in my box :(
     
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    Porsche Cayman ?
     
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    Was thinking something suitable to a near 40 year old like an A6 mate. I've definitely passed my middle age but no crisis yet ha ha
     
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    I have a 1.4 fiesta tdci, 2004 model, I got lucky, I only paid £400 for it and its not even done 80000 mile yet. Apart from an exhaust for the MOT an airflow sensor, its not cost me much to be fair, I know I will need to put a new injector in at some point, but as I do little mileage, ill not bother for a long time yet.

    £30 a year road tax has always got to be a winner

    Could you not go for a hybrid option, for cheap tax

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    Possibly mate open to all options although as I'll do a few miles, I'd prefer something newer to reduce the chances of mechanical failure. I know exactly nothing about looking after cars so usually get a fairly newish one and hope for the best :S
     
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    Ford Ecosport for me. 1 litre engine, 3 cylinders, 140 BHP and I do 18K miles a year
     
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    I've been looking at those engines. That's a ridiculous amount of HP for a one litre isn't it. I bet it's really good on fuel and low insurance too. I am a fan of new fords tbh
     
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    Alfa Romeo all the way baby, electrics are a little random but they work unless I have been freakishly lucky with the Alfas I have owned. On the plus side when you are stood on the side of the road with your broken down Alfa, steam billowing from the engine bay people understand that it is a painful love affair you have with your car so you get lots of sympathetic smiles and nods from other in the know drivers.
     
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    It is really nippy. Off a standing start it is quick and I'm getting around 43 miles/gallon out of it. Just renewed the insurance and it was around £300 (I did get it from new :doot:)
     
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    Ha ha ba you must like to live dangerously mate. At least they are quite pretty cars which is all that matters ha ha
     
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    I might have to look more into these new engine. I am getting old. Economy means more to me than performance but a little bit of power is a must
     
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    Nissan Juke mate.
    Had one as a courtesy car for a few months and fell in love with it.

    Its certainly my next motor..........Unless we win the lottery then I am going for a Mustang!
     
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    Mate those new mustangs are awesome, and an ecoboost engine too, I'm thinking it might tick all the boxes....!
     
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    About 40k mate from what I have seen.
     
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    OK maybe not then! I thought Fords were good value for money! ha ha ha
     
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    Yup, hence why I am waiting for the Lottery numbers ha ha
     
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    Ha ha will get mine on tonight, been googling those cars, luuurrvly
     
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