What used Toyota Avensis estate will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Toyota Avensis estate?
Main dealer servicing costs are on a par with a Ford Mondeo's, although you can reduce the bills by using an independent garage rather than a Toyota dealer.
Spares are also towards the pricey end of things but, with the make's legendary reliability, you shouldn't need many.
Otherwise, running costs should give you no headaches. Depreciation costs are reasonable, and you should expect a three-year-old car to be worth a touch more than half whatever it cost new. Likewise, insurance groups are lower than you'd expect for a big estate, thanks to its five-star Euro NCAP occupant safety score and its effective security kit. Most models are group 7 or 8 and the 2.2 D-4D T Spirit is dearest in group 10.
Last, but not least, fuel economy is strong. The 1.8 petrol promises up to 39mpg overall, the 2.0 up to 35mpg and the diesels up to 47mpg.