Can you recommend a reliable 7-seat MPV for my daughter?

My daughter and son-in-law have two old cars but they really need to upgrade to a 7-seater. They do not have much spare cash but would like to know what would be a good, reliable secondhand one about two or three years old, and the most economical to run and the best route to finding one. Any ideas, please?

Asked on 10 February 2011 by VS, Dunfermline

Answered by Honest John
The best place to find a used Galaxy for sensible money is Addison Lee on the corner of Hampstead Road and Granby Terrace, just south of Greater London House, London, tel 0207 3889799. They have a fleet of more than 3,000 diesel automatics and the next batch will be coming off the fleet this June and July 2011. Also currently coming off the fleet are Volkswagen Sharan automatics, most fitted with integrated centre row child seats.
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