Recommended medium hatchbacks?

We are a couple in our early 70s looking to buy a medium sized hatch to "see us out" i.e. last about ten years!

We need easy access (both have knee and/or hip problems), reasonable overall running economy and comfort. The Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf petrol cars seem obvious choices but can you suggest anything else please?

Asked on 28 January 2013 by charliep

Answered by Honest John
I doubt anything will last 10 years without some kind of major fault. Yes, petrol preferable to diesel. Latest Golf VII 1.2 TSI 105 SE feels like the perfect car, but it's £20k. But, like everything, can't predict how long it will last without a very expensive fault developing.
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