Whats the best used estate for £3000?

I have a budget of £3000 and would like to get a used estate car and diesel. What are the best ones to be looking at for reliability and economy?

Asked on 5 December 2018 by gary goble

Answered by Andrew Brady
Do you really need a diesel? They might be problematic at this price, especially if you don't cover many motorway miles. If you do, I'd recommend a Skoda Octavia. The 1.9 TDI seems to be a tougher engine than the 2.0-litre and you'll get one from around 2009 with your budget. A good alternative is the Honda Accord with the 2.2-litre i-DTEC (if you can find one within budget) or a Toyota Avensis D-4D - there's a reason taxi drivers love them.
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