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Okay guys, im having to grow up now with the little one here, so the r32 is up for sale and ive set my brain (not heart) on a diesel estate doh. So im just wondering peoples views on the Volvo v50 and bmws 3 and 5 sieres (probably 320d and 520d for the mpg, unless the 2.5 or 3 are better to have).
 

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I have a 330d as a daily runabout, and it does 44mpg around town or on a fast run, take it a bit easy and it does 47 to 52 mpg. A couple of friends have 320d's and they get much the same, all are manual.

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I know a few guys with V50s and they are all pleased with them- good solid safe motors that don't miss a beat very often.

With regards to the BMs I don't think you can go wrong with their diesel engines, I know older 3 series go through droplinks but I'm sure it has been rectified with newer models. Run flats are to be avoided if possible and if you can afford to stretch to a 6 cyclinder then personally I would as they are fantastic engines and even better when mapped. Personally I like the 5 series estate I think they look very smart.

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I'm in a similar situation, but instead of a Volvo, I thought Audi A4/A6. Just wanted comfort, space and good MPG. I did want 4 wheel drive, though. So much safety.
 

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I've got a 520 d m sport touring business edition on a 10 plate I love it good mpg keeps up with everyday traffic you'll not go wrong with a bm pal
 

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Wanted to stay away from a haldex one sinply because of the extra mpg really and don't need it. But thank you for the imput guys, have seen a couple I like which im going to check out today
 

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I reckon if I could've tracked down a V50 T5 AWD with a manual box I wouldn't be here typing this right now!
 

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Volvo build the best estates IMO. go have a nose
 

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My brother in law has got a v50 2.0d se r design its really smart with the black and white leathers and has plenty of grunt , he says he gets about 40mpg on long runs with the odd blip
 
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