Apologies for another vehicle related thread! But.....
Sadly having hunted high and low for a nice example of a Golf GTi about 6months ago, I now find myself with an unexpected job move to Germany for a couple years starting June/July. Anyway no way I'm going to run a car that struggles to get above 30mpg there and back. So it has to go
Sense would say get a Passat/Octavia for load lugging duties but....always had 5 Series itch.
Budget is circa £6k which is what the Gti should go for.
Looking at 2005/2006 new shape 525d Touring and manual specifically as they are better on fuel apparently. Ideally the newer 520d would be my preference for economy but unless its got 160k+ on it, budget won't go there. 530D is not much more economical than the GTi! so that's a no no.
Any real world experience on here? mpg on 600mile trips across europe?! problems etc?
Will be looking for good history and hopefully no more than about 120k on the clock
SOMETHING LIKE THIS
Maybe sense will come to me and I'll get a Passat but.....
Economy wise I'll be happy with anything above 40mpg on a run