Looking for a budget 4x4

I'm looking to replace my Ford Focus with something that I can comfortably use on a bumpy and muddy tracks in all weathers. I only have £3500 to spent and was considering the Skoda Octavia Scout, do you have any suggestions?

Asked on 7 July 2013 by Maz

Answered by Honest John
Small: a Daihatsu Terios or FIAT Panda 4x4 or Suzuki Ignis 4x4.

Bigger, a Honda HRV if you can find a good one.

Don't recommend a Rover 'StreetWise'.
Similar questions
We are a large children's home in a small village in Sussex. We currently have four cars, but now need a 4x4 to get the kids to school in the winter months. We have £7000 to spend, but don’t want anything...
What in your opinion is the best used smallish 4x4? It must be automatic (for my wife to drive), but we don’t mind which fuel type. At present we use a 1995 Toyota Rav4 automatic, but we feel we could...
I have £20,000 to spend on a small 4x4. What do you suggest I get? I like the petrol driven Mazda.
Related models
Better than the previous Terios model and decent off road.
Impressively capable off road and in snow. Chunky looks. As practical as the standard Panda. Good quality and easy to use interior.
Reliable, well-built urbanite with 4x4 looks and, in many cases, 4x4 hardware.
Perky chain cam engines, good build quality, decent cabin space. High off ground. 4x4 useful cheap transport in rural locations.

Ask Honest John

Value my car