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What’s the best seven seater for £20k? We have test driven the Dacia jogger and it doesn’t feel like the workhorse we need with three kids and lots of heavy use.We are currently driving a 2017 Citroen...
My London-based son and his family need to replace their problematic Mazda CX-5 in a hurry. They need a car to accommodate their two small children and all that goes with them on a daily basis and holidays....
My company are encouraging me to take advantage of a company car due to increasing mileage. The timing of this coincides with us expecting our 3rd child. Can you give me recommendations for something comfortable...
We’re farmers and need to tow up to 2.5tons (trailer plus up to several cattle). The farm has a 4.0-litre diesel 2007 Range Rover Sport which has a number of old and recurring faults to do with suspension,...
My daughter has a 4 year old Suzuki Swift bought on finance but now needs a larger family friendly car with a bigger boot. She's looking for a second hand reliable economical to run car but is on a tight...
Our old car is now starting to age and want to replace it. It is used for commuting approximately. 25 miles a day and for family journeys with my partner, dog and occasional grown-up son to transport....
What car would you recommend that can comfortably accommodate two booster seats and a baby seat in the second row? Or is it better looking for a 7 seater which will grow with three boys? Budget of around...
I'm looking to buy a used car (<3 years old) that I can use for commuting (70miles 3-4 days pw) and can be used for family trips. My Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 2016 is nearly at 100k and starting to cost...
I'm looking at buying a used car for a young family, so ideally a five-door with ample boot space for a pram, plus extra for holidaying at home. It must be petrol as mileage will be around 8000/year and...
My wife currently has a Ford B-MAX. It’s great for grandchildren but she no longer wants to drive at night due to the appalling headlights and she would like something that doesn’t expose every imperfection...