Need a cheap, used family car with low running costs

Can you recommend a used family car that's reliable, safe, economical and low in maintenance? I have £3500 to spend.

Asked on 1 October 2016 by Flungu

Answered by Honest John
Probably a KIA Cee'd or a Hyundai i30, but better with a six-speed gearbox because the 1.4 and 1.6 five-speed petrol models are low geared for the motorway.
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