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Large family

Good: Fantastic to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge boot. Excellent value. Efficient ECOnetic and EcoBoost models.
Bad: Large size means it can be tricky to park without parking sensors. Top model list prices quite high new.
Good: Limousine-like amounts of rear legroom, clever dual tailgate means it's both a hatch and a saloon, handles well, GreenLine model is very economical, a lot of car for the money.
Bad: Earlier 1.9 TDI engine is noisy and lacks refinement, hatchback lacks a rear wiper. Usual hesitation from DSG autos. Columbus navigation system prone to failure after about four years.
Good: Very comfortable and refined. Good ride quality on broken surfaces. Wide range of engines including excellent TSI petrols, BlueMotion CO2 figure now 109g/km.
Bad: A thorough facelift rather than an all new car.
Good: Neatly styled, entry-level models a good balance of ride and handling, excellent 2.2-litre diesel engine.
Bad: Saloon version not popular, DPF problem with 2.0 diesels can lead to engine failure, No spare but full size spare available at £70.
Good: Refined and rides smoothly, well thought out interior, ideal with 2.2 i-DTEC engine, robust build quality.
Bad: 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre i-VTEC engines with automatic gearboxes less impressive, no hatchback version.
Good: Efficient new 1.8 Valvematic petrol engines almost as economical as diesels. Excellent Multidrive S CVT. Good quality ride. Very reliable.
Bad: Dull image. No hatchback. Not as much fun to drive as a Mondeo or Mazda6.
Good: Extremely good-looking family saloon. Neat interior, Very comfortable. Hydractive suspension isolates driver and passengers from the road. Efficient HDi engines.
Bad: Very little steering 'feel', especially on Hydractive suspension. No hatchback - only a saloon or estate.
Good: Good looking family saloon and hatch, handles decently, European Car of the Year 2009, EcoFLEX did 55mpg. 99g/km 2.0 diesels from 2014, plus a price cut of £2,000.
Bad: Centre rear seat of hatch and saloon not comfortable for adults, original engines all timing belt not chain (new 1.4, 1.6 and 1.6 diesel all chain.)
Good: 2.0 TDI surprisingly good to drive. Very economical. Exceptionally solid build. Multitronic auto option from 2011. Good value.
Bad: Undistinguished looks both inside and out. Possible problems to come with piezo injectors.
Good: Comfortable, with reasonable ride. Nicely styled interior. Four wheel steer GT has remarkable handling.
Bad: Bland looks against Mondeo, Mazda 6 and Citroen C5. Non GTs ordinary to drive.

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