Merc seems interesting but insurance group 17
which would lead me to purchase of Volvo S60R
or Legacy GT spec B.
Still might test a few to is if C-class would do.
From other hand having urban at 24mpg does't
creep me out that much- something has gone wrong
with my Lag (
?coolant sensor?) and I barely and
rarely go over 24mpg. Only mentioned that, because
Renault says Laguna GT205 does urban 24mpg and is
insurance group 15.
Price depreciation due to type of engine is a good point.
Have to be honest. I've never liked diesel engines much. Because diesel engines are heavy and that
affects steering and acceleration. And that noise.
I most likely will go for diesel, but will never get
over that sound.
In last few year I owned one Automatic
-1999 Vauxhall Omega 2.5 V6 Elite
And driven few others
-1998 Vectra 2.0
-2001 Vectra 1.8
-2005 CLK 320
-Peugeot 607 3.0 V6
Really liked my Omega but to dear to run, then rest
of them, well. Merc was cool because of power, Pug was cool , because it belong to my boss
so I trashed it whenever could and Vectra's- I never
came across, so stubborn piece of s**t.
We'll see with every day diesel gains more and more
points it will never be angry roaring petrol, but at
least more efficient. If it comes to gearbox- unless
I won't buy luxury saloon I'll stay with manual.