Buying a new car - Volkswagen or Skoda?

I need to replace 16-year-old, seven-seater Volvo estate. I want to buy something that will be comfortable on the motorway, but provide good fuel economy. I’ll be driving up to 15,000 miles a year and am considering a Volkswagen Golf or Skoda equivalent. Should I get new or not very used? I have not had to consider what to drive for a very long time and feel really out of my depth!

Asked on 19 November 2013 by engineermum

Answered by Honest John
Before you consider a used Volkswagen or a Skoda, read the relevant entries in our in-depth car by car section: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/

I think your best bet will be a Hyundai i30 or KIA cee'd 1.6CRDI or, if buying new, possibly a Honda Civic 1.6 iDTEC.
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