Advice needed please - Need to purchase a car
Currently the missus has a newish Suzuki Swift and I have a moped.
However two things have happened recently that have pushed me towards getting a car to replace my moped. 1) When going into town on Monday (via country lanes) some idiot came flying around a corner on my side of the road and whilst manouvering to avoid a probable crash, I still came off the bike and inherited some bruises. Could have been far worse! 2) The missus is pregnant so will need more space than the Suzuki offers. Especially at weekends when we want to all (2 adults and a seven year old) want to go shopping or even just for a day out!
So I want to get a motor that will do my daily commute of 20 miles (although in the summer I may still use the moped) and some weekend mileage.
My issue really is working out whether of not a diesel is worth getting based on this amount of mileage!?! What do you think?
Also, the cars I'm looking at are:
Vetra 2.0 Dti
Peugeot 406 HDi Estate
Both offer good mpg, are cheap to maintain and can easily picked up for about £1k.
Any advice from the fellow Geekers would be greatly appreciated!