I'm new to the forum, so hello. My name's matt (in case you hadnt guessed) and I currently drive a 3.9 Range Rover Classic. Sadly, my daily commute is going from 6 miles, to nearer 70 a day soon, so I need to get something a tad more economical than my Range Rover. I need 45mpg +, not 10 lol.
I'm looking at something like a 1997 Audi A4 1.9TDi, they seem a great buy for the money, and I've just got a great insurance quote on one, so I think it suits the bill nicely. I want something to munch miles, that is fairly reliable, and will be nice to drive, I'm also spending as little as possible. As nice as they may be, I prefer my petrol cars, and I want a weekender back as soon as possible.
For around £1000, I can get a fairly nice A4 1.9 TDi, with a good chunk of service history, and decent MOT, with around 180-200K miles on. Mileage doesn't really bother me, the body shouldnt be rotten away to hell on a 10 year old car, and if looked after, I'm sure 200,000 miles isn't all you can get out of an Audi TDi lump.
I see in various adverts that the "red eye engine" is mentioned. Can someone explain this, what's it all about?