Which used MPV?

I have about £5000 only to spend on a used estate/small mpv. I am a foster carer and have to transport children of all ages, as well as buggies etc. I would prefer an automatic as often stuck in heavy traffic and obviously mpg is an issue. The choices are baffling. Presently looking at Focus estates or C-MAX. Any advice please?

Asked on 24 June 2012 by Nicky

Answered by Honest John
You're pretty much stuck to a Ford Galaxy, VW Sharan, SEAT Alhambra 1.9TDI auto. it will come from the days when they weren't fitted with diesel particulate filters so that will not be a problem.
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