Commuter car 800mile round trip

Commuter car 800mile round trip

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TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,468 posts

179 months

Thursday 10th June
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Jasandjules said:
TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
Jasandjules said:
I would be looking at an E Class for that kind of journey... My old passat was comfy for long runs, the C Class is much comfier than it and our E Class is even nicer for long drives...
S Class even better wink
Is that possible for 15k?
maybe not 2015, I haven't looked, but I'd still opt for an S over an E smile

CSK423

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644 posts

174 months

Friday 11th June
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S Budget is around 17k, so not outwith touching distance.

I'll have a look at Volvo's on the back of this, no one has mentioned the Jag XJ, any thoughts ? (again usually up around 17k mark)

ZX10R NIN

21,743 posts

92 months

Friday 11th June
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The XJ would be my pick but they were over your original budget.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202105293...


village24

13 posts

26 months

Sunday 13th June
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With that criteria I think the best bang for buck looking at a good all-rounder for the commute I found a A6 Ultra S tronic for around 15-16k.

Nice place to sit, enough gadgets and should easily cover that distance with good comfort and its only £30 road tax

CSK423

Original Poster:

644 posts

174 months

Sunday 27th June
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some good suggestions in here thanks, I'll keep weighing up the options.

JJ55

603 posts

82 months

Sunday 27th June
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Volvo or an S class would be my pick. Both superb in comfort for the motorway. Have owned both & still have the Volvo.

Boringvolvodriver

3,397 posts

10 months

Sunday 27th June
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Throw my 2p worth in for a Volvo v60

RammyMP

5,095 posts

120 months

Sunday 27th June
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I’ve just got rid of a 68 reg A6, it was a great cruiser, easily managed 60+ mpg on the motorway. I regularly did 250 miles a day in it, sometimes 400+, it was very comfortable but had many electrical gremlins. If you can find a good one it would do the job.

I swapped it for a Q5, it’s nowhere near as comfortable or refined.

bearman68

3,295 posts

99 months

Sunday 27th June
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I've not found seats better for me than the Volvo - I think that's where my money would go.

Chuffedmonkey

648 posts

73 months

Sunday 27th June
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bearman68 said:
I've not found seats better for me than the Volvo - I think that's where my money would go.
I currently own a Volvo and I agree the seats are brilliant, the Saab I had before had even better seats though. Shame they have gone bust and no longer fit the OP's 2015 criteria.

nobrakes

1,730 posts

165 months

Sunday 27th June
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Splitting the balance between longer where base (for comfort), safety, space, relaxation, comfort, economy, and resale, you’ll be hard pushed to beat an E200 or E220. A base spec will have smaller wheels (larger profile tyres) more comfortable. All weathers will see you thro the winter at nominal cost on economy. It will eat the miles. A good Indy or even Merc service plan will mean reasonable service costs, too.