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Most fuel-efficient nearly new cars for €15k?

What are the more fuel efficient nearly new, small or medium sized family cars you can get for around the €15,000 mark?

Niamh Roche (Drogheda)

Jan 2013 Filed under: fuel economy and emissions

Expert answer

Hi Niamh,

It depends — do you want diesel or petrol? Any small-to-medium car with a 1.4 to 1.6-litre diesel engine is going to be very, very economical (e.g. the Toyota Auris, VW Golf, Ford Focus and Skoda Octavia), but if you want a petrol engine, the choice is a little different. Here, we’d be looking at the Volkswagen Group cars (Golf, Leon or Octavia) with the 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre TSI petrol engines, which have excellent economy, or a Peugeot 308 with the 1.2-litre PureTech engine.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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