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Looking for a small used diesel car...

I'm looking for a small diesel car like a Corsa or Fiesta with a budget of about €3,000 and between 2000 and 2005 - any suggestions?

Filed under choosing used car - Asked by David Murphy (Dublin) - Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:43

Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe


Hi David,

The short version is, I’m afraid, you’re going to struggle. Small cars such as that don’t generally sell well with diesel engines, as the petrol variants are very economical already, and the diesel versions are much more expensive. We’ve found one on (a 2005 VW Polo TDI),  but that was literally the only one we could find on sale that fits the bill. You might want to consider upgrading to a larger car — there are lots of diesel Golfs etc around in your price range.

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