My Audi A4 TDI Avant is proving not to be big enough, and is now on 240,000 miles and feeling a bit rattle and tired. So I might be able to change and having had a good c-class petrol before, I'm thinking of an E-Class diesel auto. I will only have around £3700 - £4000 and there seems to be a fair amount out there. I'll be looking at an Avantagarde, with leather, and around 120000 - 150000 miles. What are people's experiences of the different engines? The 220 appeals due to economy, but how heavy on fuel are the 270 or 320 in the real world? I do a 76 mile round trip on mainly motorway each day and have a very light right foot, my Audi gets around 52 mpg on those kind of journeys currently.
I just think it's a hell of a lot of car for the money, but I'm unsure of the reliability or the economy? Also there appear to be one or two 5 series BMW diesels out there at the prices I'm looking at, how would that be for an alternative? I'd like another Audi, but I think they are overpriced now and basic inside compared to the Merc