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    Whats the most economical car.....for under £1000?

    As above..... what cars are the most economical for under £1000?

    I'm wondering what to get my sister cos shes asked me my opinions on a car thats not tiny - ie - Fiat Cinqucento sized, and that is ok to do a fair amount of motorway driving? (so would something like a 1.0Lite micra be ok for this or not?)

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    most economical for £1k?? mmmmm sounds like quiz time.

    Citroen Xantia 1.9 TD, decent size, excellent engine, dodgy suspension if does wrong.

    Citroen ZX 1.9TD, as above without dodgy suspension.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...514292562&rd=1

    Pug106 diesel - not a tiny car but an excellent engine about 45-60mpg even with loads of miles on the engine.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...515855312&rd=1

    Mk3 Astra Diesel - get the izusi engine only, 1.7 goes forever and great MPG.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...514912111&rd=1

    Renault Clio, good reliable engine
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...515939614&rd=1
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    This sounds decent if you not worried about a little dent:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...516285614&rd=1
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    Citroen ZX 1.9 turbo diesel gets my vote. Its basically a peugeot 306 with a different body and they are way cheaper. Excellent fuel consumption, good ride, great handling and the peugeot TD lump is excellent.
    I'll be buying one as soon as my current 70 quid peugeot 405 diesel gives up the ghost. Trouble is I just cant kill it If u keep an eye on the oil and water levels and cambelt they are virtually indestructable

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    can vouch for the mk3 astra 1.7td, VERY good mpg yet quite nippy

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    MK3 Astra 1.7td is an Excellent car... Might have one for sale very soon belongs to my uncle just had a full engine rebuild at 100k done by professionals, and he's looking for about £1250 he may come down not sure it's a P plate but need a good polishand some new wheels to freshen it up

    Also try lookign at the Corsa 1.5 td bloody nippy wee cars for what they are,

    there's Fiesta's going for aroun £1000 aswell but if you dont like sticking your head under the bonnet stay clear of them,

    ZX diesel is great car aswell,

    If she's doign alot of Motorway driving i think going for a Diesel is the best option my mumis averaging 58.9 MPG in her 1.5DCi Clio right now where as my dads worked it out he's averaging 32.6 int he Mondeo 1.8 petrol
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    Astra mk3... 1.7 Td ( Isuzu Lump)
    Corsa 1.5 TD

    My dad had 2 of the Astras... nothing went wrong with them over the years. Just get the cambelt changed when its due. Also oil and filter regularly being a diesel
    The early isuzu astras were badged as 1.7 D with an "intercoolerTurbo" badge. The later ones badged as TDS. Dont get the Vauxhall diesel engine, as its crap..

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