Which automatic 7-seat MPV would you recommend for a large family?

Our son has just announced that we are going to become grandparents again, so a we need a larger car, really a 7-seater so we can all go out as a family. It must be automatic and not too large, so a Zafira fits the bill but is only available with the 1.8 engine and Easytronic, or the diesel which is a bit over our budget of £8000. We also don’t do enough miles to justify the diesel. The 2.2-litre petrol is a bigger engine than we need and more expensive to run. What do you think?

Asked on 14 October 2010 by AC, St Albans

Answered by Honest John
Try to get hold of an ex-Addison Lee Ford Galaxy 2.0TDCI 6-speed auto. Any colour you like as long as it's black.
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