Out of curiosity it says on auto trader the 1.9 TDI does 74mpg on motorways, is this people's experiences? Obviously I'm a low earner where real cost is key, not so much potential cost if things go wrong. There might be a pandemic next week etc. Oh... Ideally I'd like a reliable car with low tax and decent economy with low to mid servicing. I have the ability to service most areas of a service I.e. basic servicing, brakes, and things like stereo etc, but lack the space to do suspension and major work like clutch etc. I am open to suggestions, the reason why I was asking about 2009 A3 is because it was available and I have zero experience. It's nice to see some good experiences, and people at work have them and rate them. I understand about Honda's etc because I have races Honda's for years and their reliability it world known. Initially I was thinking 1.4/1.6 diesel Fiesta 2007-2009. 1.6 because it's likely to be less thrashed.