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Best Diesel Car for Under £1000

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Goumet, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. Goumet


    Joined: 4 Jul 2005

    Posts: 365

    Anyone got any suggestions?

    I'm going to the auctions this week? Whats the best I could get?
  2. mattpc


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,731

    Location: Manchester

    Xantia HDI or 406 HDI if you can find them. Otherwise look for a mint 1.9TD example. HDI is a 2.0 Common Rail DERV 90 or 110bhp. TD is a 1.9TD 90bhp. There is a 2.1TD lump as well but this is best avoided.
  3. DaveyD

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    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

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    Location: Warwickshire

    406 HDi?
    306 TD (can never remember which is the right 306 D, the screw mod one? :p)
  4. Jez


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,692

    I'd try and get a peugeot 406 1.9TD
  5. Charlie Bravo


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,615

    Location: Chelmsford

    I've got a 306 1.9TD, goes and handles well.
  6. Sone


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,671

    Screw mod it, but first go see your doctor to make sure you can handle the extreme G-Force's you will experiance (10 x what miltary test pilots are subjected to)
  7. CypherPunk


    Joined: 30 Dec 2002

    Posts: 738

    Probably a Xantia HDI but I think you'd be struggling to find one that isn't a shed at that money, there's also the earlier diesels 1.9, 1.9td and 2.1td (I think) the 1.9td is the one to go for. As has been said the Peugeot 406 is almost the same car but seem to go for more money as they have proper suspension and thus send less people running to the hills in terror.

    Does the car really have to be a diesel though? If you're on a tight budget you'll get a much nicer petrol car for your money as diesels hold more of their value, unless you are planning on travelling to the moon and back every week it'll be cheaper to get a nice running petrol can than a worn out old diesel.
  8. Charlie Bravo


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,615

    Location: Chelmsford

    I will as soon as I've been fitted up with my G Suit :p