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My son and daughter in law will need a car to accommodate their new baby and kit. They are both six feet tall and live in a crowded city street so need a combination of internal room, modest external dimensions,...
I need to trade in my three-year-old Mazda 6 2.2 diesel. I drive approximately 20,000 miles per annum but over winding country roads and usually short journeys of 5 to 20 miles with only occasional motorway/long...
Can you recommend a vehicle that would be suitable for mum and dad with four children? Two young teens and twins of 4 years needing child seats. Unfortunately, the budget is not very big so it will need...
I'm looking to replace a 55 plate Ford Focus diesel with a similar-size family hatchback, this time petrol. Reliability and economy are top of the list. I'm currently doing 25 miles a day on A roads and...
We have a seven year old Hyundai i800 which is used predominantly for holiday trips at home and in Europe. We have four teenagers and carry up to six bikes on a towbar carrier and inside. The car is not...
My son is changing his Mazda 2 but needs a bigger boot for the impending arrival of his first child. He has seen a 2018 Hyundai i30 for £12k but is something you feel is better for the budget?
We need to get a new car to accommodate a new child next year, which will give us three children under five. I'd really like an SUV (we live in the hills) but don't really want a seven seater. We probably...
We have a growing family and we need a bigger car. We are looking for a reliable seven seat smaller MPV about five to six years old. We do 10,000 miles a year. Can you recommend anything? That era engines...
My son is changing his car as he has a baby is on the way. He was thinking about a SUV or crossover as they will need a decent amount of boot space. After reading your reviews for many years, I was thinking...
I'm a high mileage driver looking at buying a new or nearly new company car. It needs to be large enough for a big family that needs a lot of boot space, as well as low BIK. I don’t want to pay nearly...
 

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