I’m due to change my car later this year and have been considering my options.
So far, the diseasel deals seem to be drying up, so I’ve been forced to consider petrol or 'leccy. I don’t want an SUV, I need space, I prefer estate cars, and I need a decent range (I may have mentioned all this upthread).
Not found very much that works for me yet. The best I’ve found is a Mini Cab Toyota Corolla Touring Sport Hybrid. Looking at real World economy figures with the 2 litre petrol, the MPG looks about the same as what I get with the Mazda diseasel.
As far as the majority of my driving goes, which is 16 miles on potholed, country/suburban roads and 52 miles on the M40 per day, I’ve given up. The car just needs to be comfortable and reliable. Retirement home on wheels will do.