Can you recommend a petrol, family car?

I have a budget of £11,000 for a petrol family car (6000 - 8000 miles per year). It needs enough room for four adults and I’ve been looking at a minimum of a 1.4 petrol engine. Having read many reviews, I’m nervous as to which engine and manufacturer to choose.

Asked on 21 August 2020 by Mike Shepherd

Answered by Dan Powell
I'd recommend the Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI petrol. It's a large and comfortable car, with lots of storage space. The Octavia was ranked as one of the UK's most-reliable cars in our latest Satisfaction Index:

Skoda has just replaced the Octavia with an all-new model, which means there are some good deals on the outgoing model. A budget of £11,000 should get you a two or three-year-old Octavia in a decent spec:
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