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Best estate car for £12,000?

I am looking for an estate car, at around £12,000. The daily journey to work around eight miles each way. What would you recommend?

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A Honda Civic Tourer will be a very reliable and practical choice. Also consider a Kia Ceed Sportswagon - you'll get a nearly-new example with your budget. I'd suggest a petrol engine for your commute.
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