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What is the best reliable petrol family car for £15,000?

What is the best saloon or estate car for under £15k? I am looking for a reliable, comfortable and family car. Ideally, I want a 2.0-litre petrol automatic car?

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A Toyota Avensis isn't the most exciting choice but should be very reliable - it's got a chain-driven engine and Toyota performs well in our Satisfaction Index. There are more diesels than petrols about but it's available as a saloon or estate. Also consider a Mercedes-Benz C-Class if you'd prefer something more premium.
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