What Car? Personal Shopper: best high-mileage 4x4

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What Car? Personal Shopper: best high-mileage 4x4
What Car? Personal Shopper: best high-mileage 4x4

The reader

Dear What Car?,

I drive more than 25,000 miles a year, often with three or four passengers with me, so doing such high mileage means I'm quite set on what I want from my next car. It needs to have a manual gearbox, because I'm not a fan of automatics, and it needs to handle well because most of my commute is on B-roads and this is one area where my current car, a Mitsubishi Outlander, struggles.

It also needs to have four-wheel drive, and preferably a CD player too. I'm a musician so I prefer the sound made by CDs as opposed to MP3s. I also don't want a German car because you see so many of them on the road these days. I've no set budget in mind, but what would you suggest?


The brief

  • Minimum of four seats
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Diesel engine (based on your annual mileage)
  • Manual gearbox
  • CD player (preferred)

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