Can you suggest an auto that offers a nice ride and decent boot space?

I'm looking for a very smooth ride and responsive acceleration. I've got £10,000 - £20,000 to spend on something automatic with a decent boot and five doors. I have a 2007 Vauxhall Zafira 2.2 plate which has just died after 45,000 miles. I loved it but it's too expensive in repairs recently. Also have a 2016 Volkswagen Golf SV 1.4 auto and hate it; dreadful acceleration and really dislike the electronic handbrake. We also have a 2004 Volvo S60 auto which is still reliable and very nice to drive. Looking for the feel of the Zafira/Volvo in a reliable car. Currently thinking a Volvo V40 or Citroen C4.

Asked on 1 April 2017 by Catherine Frost

Answered by Honest John
Interesting that you don't like the Golf SV 1.4 TSI DSG. I like the SV, but definitely not the DSG version. if I was you I'd try to test drive a Peugeot 2008 1.2 PureTech 110 EAT6 automatic that comes in just under £20,000 (before any discounts). Supple ride, excellent 6-speed torque converter auto and the added benefit of 'Grip Control' fore the winter. Comes on all weather tyres as standard.
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