What estate car with a manual handbrake and traditional key do you recommend?

I'm looking for an estate car with a manual handbrake, traditional key ignition and a CD player (preferably CD autochanger). What are the most recent cars you would recomend?

Asked on 31 May 2023 by Phil Coogan

Answered by David Ross
Unfortunately a lot of the features you are looking for have been phased out by manufacturers, so you will have to go for something used.

However, the previous generation Skoda Octavia Estate (2013-2020) was available with a manual handbrake on many versions as well as a traditional key ignition. Not all versions were fitted with CD players but it was available as an option, so it would just be a matter of narrowing down your search to versions with a CD player fitted. It's also an excellent estate car, so it would be worth putting in the time to find one that suits all your requirements.
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