I need a small but family friendly car for £11,000 - what do you recommend?

My wife currently has a 2015 Honda CR-V 1.6 diesel. I have recently purchased a Volkswagen Kombi van which we now use for all family trips, meaning the CR-V is a bit large and costly for just doing the commute and occasional school run.

As such we are thinking it's best to sell the CR-V and get a smaller runabout which will save us money and be better for the environment. What would you recommend? The budget is around £11000 and ideally, it needs to have five doors and a boot large enough for a couple of kids scooters and a football.

Asked on 17 August 2021 by Northerner01

Answered by Dan Powell
I would recommend the SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95PS. It has one of the largest boots in its class and the 1.0 TSI petrol engine is quiet and efficient. The Ibiza is based on the Volkswagen Polo but is more affordable on the used market, which means £11,000 should get you a two-year-old car in a decent spec.

I ran one for six months and was very impressed with its comfort and practicality: www.honestjohn.co.uk/our-cars/seat-ibiza/
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