Hi all, i'm currently driving a 2001 Ford Focus (1.6, 16V petrol) and i'm looking to buy a cheap and reliable diesel, but not sure which one yet .
These are what i've been looking at (i'm on a fairly tight budget at the moment):
1. Volvo S40 or V40 (around 02-03).
2. Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI or TDDI (i prefer the MK1/1.5 and hear the TDDi is a bit more solid than the newer TDCI)... must be newer than 2001 due to the rust issues along bottom of doors and below wing mirrors etc (like mine ).
3. Rover 75 with 2.0 BMW diesel engine (just have to keep an eye on the plenum drains )... Probably as good as Rover ever got.
4. Renault Laguna
5. Nissan Primera
6. Fiat Stilo
Feel free to suggest any others... The main thing i'm worried about are dodgy fuel injectors (i mainly hear about this regarding Mondeo's).