Join Date: 27th January 2008
Location: Cambridge, UK
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Another left fielder... Have you considered a Subaru? I did about 3000 miles last year in my gf's fathers 2.5l Legacy and was very impressed. It has the same kind of attributes that make Honda such a winner: reliable, very good handling, good turn of speed, slightly unusual. Unlike the civic, the ride is very refined and the cabin super comfortable. Plus the 4wd is a real bonus. It even wasn't too thirsty given the size/power - I think we got around 32-34 mpg out of it. And, anyway, that looks less an issue because the new subaru diesel looks a complete winner.
Speaking of which, I can't wait for the Impreza diesel to come along in January, it's quite possibly the car I've been waiting for all along - It's about time Subaru had a hot-diesel in its line-up!