Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Staffordshire UK
Certainly in the UK 98 was the model year split from Series1 to Series 2.
The primary changes were in the interior (bigger boot, better trim) and engine (all electric as opposed to all mechanical)
They all share a strong chassis, hardwearing trim and are easy to work on.
My own preference is the 300Tdi as if it fails you or a local mechanic are in with a chance.
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