Buying a used family estate

I am looking for a used family estate car. I have a budget of £8k. I don't mind a high-miler if it has a solid history. I'd like it to be: Nice to drive, economical, reliable, powerful (9 sec 0-60mph or less), spacious and cheap to maintain. I don't mind whether it is petrol or diesel. I currently drive a Honda Civic 2006 1.8 VTEC and have found it to be excellent in all of the areas above but wish it had an estate boot!

I know this is probably the holy grail, but what would you recommend?

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