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Replacement for a Civic Aerodeck?

We retired a couple of years ago and now it is time for my Honda Civic Aerodeck automatic, bought new in 2000, to do the same.

It will be a hard act to follow as it has been utterly reliable during its eleven years and needless to say, if they still made 'em - I'd buy another.

The trouble is I can't seem to find a suitable replacement. It must be a 4/5 door, 4/5 seat automatic hatch or estate with a sun roof. I don't need 4-wheel drive and I would prefer petrol having read your advice and recommendations for many years, but that makes the choice even more restrictive. We also prefer comfort and luxury over sportiness.

Our budget is up to £25,000 for the ideal car but we'd prefer to spend less - either new or nearly new. We've tried a Skoda Superb Estate and love it but it's really a bit too big as we prefer to drive on country lanes rather than motorways.

The Skoda Octavia is a more obvious fit but the roofline is even lower that the Civic, and that is our only complaint with the Civic.

I'm now starting to think about the Yeti or the forthcoming Huyundai i40 Tourer. Is there anything else I should consider?

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