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Which 4-6 year old estate should I get for reliability and driving pleasure?

A while back you recommended a Honda Civic for my daily commute. I'm mightily happy with it but now I need a petrol Estate. Up to say 6 years old, capable of carrying 5 adults and two dogs. Fuel economy is not so important but reliability and driving pleasure are key. I will keep the car for 6 years and lean towards Japanese makes for reliability. What could you suggest?

Asked on 2 January 2017 by onderlangs

Answered by Honest John
No reason not to stick with Civic. The Civic Tourer is ugly, but decent to drive and remarkably fuel efficient for a 1.8 i-VTEC.
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