My mother need a a new car - but what?

My mother has an 07-Reg Citroen C2 with 37k on the clock. She's 61-years-old and drives a hard bargain. She's got roughly £4/5k to spend does approximately 60 miles round trip 3-5 days a week. She doesn't like cars much. What do you suggest?

Asked on 30 May 2013 by jarr1

Answered by Honest John
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