What's the best family car to buy on a budget?

I am looking at buying a medium-sized family car. I have been looking at the Honda Jazz, Fords and Vauxhalls. My budget is around £2000 but I'm looking for something that is reliable and on the cheaper side to run and for parts. Any recommendations and any to stay away from?

Asked on 10 April 2023 by Kim

Answered by David Ross
If you're looking at a medium-sized family car, then the Honda Jazz is probably a bit small for your needs, although it is very spacious for its size.

For £2000 you'll find lots of examples of the Ford Focus, which is cheap to run and repair with plenty of parts available. Go for a car with a good service history that has been well cared-for and it should make for a reliable family car. Alternatively we found a few examples of the Toyota Auris within your budget, which has a very good reliability record, or the Skoda Octavia, which is even bigger inside.
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