What medium-size family car should I buy for £8000?

I have £8000 to spend on a medium-size family car that has good safety, reliability and mpg. What are your suggestions?

Asked on 6 February 2017 by Richard Clare

Answered by Honest John
Common sense says a KIA Cee'd or a Hyundai i30, partly because of their good reliability, and partly because of their 7 year and 5 year warranties. Whether to go for the 1.6 CRDi diesel or not depends on your mileage. High mileage with a lot of open road driving, yes. Low mileage with a lot of short runs from cold, petrol is the more sensible choice.
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