What automatic petrol car would you suggest for a 70 mile commute?

I would welcome your advice on what nearly new cars to consider buying. My company is moving and I will have to drive 70 miles to and from work with short journeys the rest of the week. My budget is up to £17k and I want a comfortable reliable economic petrol automatic that I can climb out of after two hours without feeling crippled.

Asked on 8 October 2018 by

Answered by Andrew Brady
We'd be tempted by a Honda Civic 1.0 CVT but it has a timing belt rather than a chain. The Mazda 3 would be another sensible choice, with a chain rather than a belt. Also consider the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf.
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