Buying a used family estate - Which model is best?

My current vehicle is reaching the end of its life and I'm considering purchasing a used estate. Safety is the highest priority, followed by reliability/running costs. Last year I covered 21,000 nukes, so I think a diesel fits my driving style best.

I am considering the Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Estate (09-13) and Ford Focus 1.8/2.0 TDCi Estate (08-11). Which model and engine would you recommend?

Asked on 13 June 2016 by Rick Turner

Answered by Honest John
Don't recommend either, but marginally the Focus 2.0TDCI over the Golf because it's more reliable. But for altogether better reliability, a KIA cee'd 1.6CRDI or a Hyundai i30 1.6CRDI and, if you can afford it, a Honda Civid 1.6iDTEC.
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