What's the most reliable estate that will carry a mobility scooter?

I have owned a 2008 Ford Focus 1.6 auto and it has proved reliable. I am disabled and think an estate car would be good as it would give me easier access for my mobility scooter. I have up to £20,000 to spend - should I buy another Focus, or a VW Golf or a Toyota? I must have reliability.

Asked on 2 January 2024 by Chris Jarvis

Answered by Andrew Brady
We'd recommend a Toyota Corolla Touring Sports. It's an exceptionally reliable hybrid estate car that'll be cheap to run. £20,000 will buy a 2020 or 2021 model with the 1.8-litre engine (go for the 2.0-litre if you want a bit more performance). Alternatively, look at the Suzuki Swace - it's essentially a Corolla but with a Suzuki badge on the bonnet. You might find you'll get a slightly newer Swace for your money.
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