What used Toyota Avensis saloon will I get for my budget?
Prices for high-mileage 1.6-litre diesel cars start at around £9000, but you can find others that have covered a more reasonable distance for between £9500 and £10,000. That’s also the point at which you’ll start to find examples of the Avensis with the petrol engine and automatic gearbox.
Cars with the larger, more powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine will set you back at least £11,500. If you’re going for the very last examples from 2018, be prepared to pay around £16,000 for one with less than 10,000 miles on the clock. Mind you, that’s still a considerable amount off the near-£25,000 price that Toyota was asking for a high-spec 2.0-litre diesel when new.
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How much does it cost to run a Toyota Avensis saloon?
Both the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel models should be inexpensive to run, with official (NEDC) fuel economy figures of 67.3mpg and 62.8mpg, translating to annual road tax costs of £20 and £30. The petrol is much thirstier, at 46.3mpg, so it will cost £140 in road tax. However, any Avensis that was registered after 1 April 2017 will cost £140 per year, because it will be charged under the new system.