What economical family car could fit two child seats and a dog for £15,000?

I'll soon be changing jobs and my 10 mile round trip to work will soon become 100-120 miles per day. I've currently got a Ford Fiesta, which is fine for such short journeys, but I think for the time I'll be spending in the car (mostly A roads) I will want something a bit bigger and as economical as I can get. It'll need to fit two child seats in the back and maybe a Labrador in the boot. My budget is up to £15,000. What would you recommend?

Asked on 21 February 2017 by Stuart Brough

Answered by Honest John
A Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC. It's diesel, but at 600 miles a week the benefits outweigh the burdens. The Honda engine is very reliable. And you should get at least 60mpg, maybe 65-70. For larger family cars, get the estate car body.
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