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Which MPV for a family with good load space?

My wife and I are expecting a second child in July. We are both very happy but realise that we will need to upgrade our Ford Focus to something larger. My wife runs a garden design business and would like to use the car for her equipment so we need a large boot capacity. She likes the look of Skoda, Volvo and Mazda. We have a budget of £6000 plus the trade-in from our 2005 Ford Focus LX manual. Could you suggest a car for us? Apart from boot capacity, ride quality and fuel efficiency are our priorities.

Asked on 21 April 2012 by SD, Wandsworth

Answered by Honest John
Try to find a current model Citroen Berlingo Multispace. They may look like vans, but they drive, ride and handle better than many cars and are, of course, immensely practical. Much stronger and safer than the original too.
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