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Old 26th Aug 2011, 11:02
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Londinium, UK
Age: 46
Posts: 157
Thanks for the tip Capetonian. The family car is a Volvo XC90 with the D5 200hp diesel engine. My eldest kids are made to walk to school (it's only a mile away) so it does get good runs when we use it - the dealer warned us that it may throw an error code and need a "blast out" down a dual carridgeway once in a while..... We just did the family holiday in France and I must say it now goes a lot better after being driven for 1000miles on the motorways!

A person at work has suggested the new VW Polo "ecoblue" or something. It is a 3 cylinder turbo diesel and may deliver 90mpg on a run. I think WillDAQ may be right in saying any you save on fuel will be drained away by depreciation on a new(ish) car.

I can still take the train the other direction (from Guildford into Godalming) and it's only 3 each way for a 6 mon journey but I really fancied the change and driving to work for the first time ever!
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