I'm after a seven-seater for £1000 - is there anything you'd suggest?

I am looking to buy a second hand car for £1000 or less. I will need an estate as have two small children, so buggies, bikes, camping equipment need to fit. I also quite like the idea of having more seats as we can take friends along on adventures with us, so a 7 seater perhaps, but with the ability to remove or fold seats to get more storage space. Not sure if I will need to get a petrol model or not with the tax hike on emissions? Ideally the engine can cope with being full of people or equipment, but be pretty economical when it is just me and the two girls zipping about.

Asked on 12 June 2017 by Stephanie

Answered by Honest John
For this sort of budget it's actually impossible to recommend anything that is guaranteed to be reliable. An old Galaxy, Sharan or Alhambra 1.9 diesel might be, but it's a long shot. At least half will have been minicabbed to hundreds of thousands of miles. And they all face prohibitions from city centres.
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