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I need an automatic that doesn't guzzle fuel....

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VestaCurry Fri 21-Mar-14 14:28:21

Currently have an A series Mercedes which I love, but I need greater fuel economy. It has to be an automatic, similar size to the A160 would be nice.
Any help v welcome.

VestaCurry Sat 22-Mar-14 16:55:39

Bumping just in case

TurkeyDino Sat 22-Mar-14 16:57:19

What kind of age/price range?

VestaCurry Tue 25-Mar-14 08:29:55

Brand new. Something cheaper than the Merc, not too much smaller.

AShowerOfBastards Tue 25-Mar-14 08:34:27

My Passat is pretty good fuel wise, I do a lot of miles but it takes the same in fuel to do the 300 mile round trip to my mums as my sisters Skoda Fabia which is half the size (also automatic).

BethGoLightly Tue 25-Mar-14 08:46:51

Audi , I have a q3 which is fully automatic and doesn't guzzle, it is petrol, tsi engine.

bigdog888 Tue 25-Mar-14 09:47:24

Is there anything wrong with your Merc?

WMittens Wed 26-Mar-14 07:52:17

What bigdog asked.

If you're just changing for the sake of it, unless you are significantly dropping down in price value, you're unlikely to save money, given the cost of changing cars.

Amateurish Wed 26-Mar-14 15:37:21

Seat Leon 1.6tdi dsg. It's an auto, and will do 72 mpg.

bigdog888 Wed 26-Mar-14 15:58:11

Seat Leon 1.6tdi dsg. It's an auto, and will do 72 mpg

But probably not in the real world. Let's say you replace your car (30mpg I guess) with a 50mpg diesel. If you do 10k miles per year the fuel saving is approx £700. If your current car is reliable it's not really worth spending thousands to change purely based on economy. If you just fancy a new car however then fine.

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