Please recommend a medium petrol estate car for social and part-time work?

We are changing out of a 2003 Volkswagen Polo (used mainly for commuting) and a 2006 white plumber's van, both diesel. As the commuter has retired and the plumber is semi-retired, we would like a medium sized, petrol estate car as a social / part-time work vehicle. The Ford Focus estate is a possibility, but please do you have any other suggestions? We find the Mondeo too big and the Honda Jazz a bit small. We want to spend around £8,000-£10,000

Asked on 6 July 2013 by MO, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Answered by Honest John
A new Dacia Logan MCV: honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/dacia/logan-mcv-2013/, preferably with the TCe90 petrol engine, from £6,995 with a 1.2 75PS petrol engine, from £8,395 with the TCe90 petrol engine and from £9,395 with the 1.5dCI 90 diesel engine.
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