What could we buy to replace our 11-year-old Toyota Yaris Verso?

We have an 11-year-old Toyota Yaris Verso. We have never kept a car this long before. In fact, if they were still made, we would probably be on our third by now. With the seats sliding into the floor it is incredibly useful for carrying bicycles or moving house. What would you recommend to replace it? It is our second car and we are looking to find something capacious but not too expensive and economical to run. Our present Verso is a diesel. We also like sliding doors.

Asked on 1 June 2013 by GE, via email

Answered by Honest John
Nothing has properly replaced the original 'Postman Pat' Yaris Verso. There is now the Verso S, but it's not quite the same thing. You could also take a look at a Citroen C3 Picasso and a Ford B-Max. And if you want something bigger, a Citroen Berlingo Multispace or Peugeot Partner Teepee.
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