Buying a family car?

I currently drive an 07 GT TDI Golf which is ready to be replaced. I have a wife, a child and a baby on the way.I have a budget of up to £19k and am thinking of buying a family motor that is new/nearly new. I do 13k miles pa and prefer diesel (for residual value). What are the top 3 cars that you would recommend?

Asked on 10 September 2015 by mph44

Answered by Honest John
Mazda 3 2.2 Skyactiv D, Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC, new Golf 1.6TDI 110. But don't bank on diesel residuals holding up in the future as well as they have in the past.
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