Which economical two cars would you recommend for returning ex-pats?

We are returning to the UK after 30 years abroad to retire. We are looking to buy two cars, one small as a runaround and one medium-sized for longer trips. Our total budget is £25,000. It must be automatic and must have air conditioning. We are not looking for new cars, but economy is important. While abroad we have driven Mazdas, Toyotas, Fiats and Hondas - all have been very reliable.

Asked on 21 June 2010 by bryan45

Answered by Honest John
Small: Hyundai i10 1.2 Comfort auto at about £9000. Bigger: current model Ford C-Max 2.0TDCI Powershift auto, currently massively discounted because it will be replaced by the new C-Max in December.
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