What small, estate car would you suggest I buy?

I would like to change my car for a small, petrol estate. I currently drive a diesel car and it chokes up. I'm a stop start driver because I'm a mobile hairdresser. Maximum I can pay is £10,000, but would prefer it to be less and not high tax.

Asked on 2 June 2017 by Brigitte Hartley

Answered by Honest John
Realistically, a SEAT Ibiza ST or a Skoda Fabia estate, with the smallest 1.0 litre petrol engine, but the 95S version.
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