Can't help thinking that a 2000-2002 VW Polo TDi would be this exact car. To illustrate:
Weight - the 2001 was based on the early 90s Polo so no super heavy/safety carp.
Engine - 3cyl TDI (PD) engine, 1.4 litre and about 70hp.
The combination I think is a sweet-spot in Diesel small hatchback design. Kind of matched but not beat in any way by the Bluemotion.
Full disclosure - I had a Polo TDi a few years ago and it was excellent for FE. But I wanted more power so I went Peugeot 206 (2.0 HDi) and then my current Fabia.
EDIT : Some people have put a full VTEC Honda into an original Mini (not MINI) so I suspect a Diesel would be OK.
[QUOTE=Joggernot;399806]I'll never get a good tank because I'm married...[/QUOTE]
Last edited by Arragonis; 02-13-2010 at 05:34 PM..
Reason: MINI (aka Wankermobile) <> Mini