I need a practical, economical and large family car for £20,000 – what do you recommend?


Q. My 2005 Renault Grand Scénic (a 2-litre petrol automatic) has served my family well for four years but is starting to cost a lot as things go wrong. I need to replace it with something equally
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I want a sporty estate that's fun but practical for...


Q. With a two-year-old child, I can no longer get away with a Porsche 911 as our only car. I want to be let down gently. I’m considering a sporty...
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What used luxurious but older car do you recommend...


Q. I drive 6,000 miles a year at most but take the odd long trip. The idea of owning an older but luxurious car to soak up those motorway miles is...
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I want a fun, petrol-engine, manual car that has room...


Q. I drive short journeys, covering less than 8,000 miles a year, and want a fun, petrol-engined, manual car. I was thinking of a hatchback but as...
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What petrol-electric hybrid used car for around £15,000...


Q. I want to replace my Audi A6 estate with something more compact and affordable to run. I like the idea of a petrol-electric hybrid as my trips...
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Can you recommend an automatic, five seater people-carrier...


Q. Can you help a growing family find a people-carrier that can comfortably seat five and has two Isofix points across the back seats? We’d like...
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I am looking for a used convertible with a big boot?...


Q. I am looking to replace my six-year-old BMW Z4 roadster, which has a convertible fabric roof. The current model has a solid roof that, when lowered...
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What used 4x4 petrol car will cope with winter weather...


Q. I need a car for short-distance drives that can cope with hills and winter weather. I’d prefer a petrol model with four-wheel drive. It does...
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What's the best petrol-powered car with respectable...


Since retiring I drive so much less that it’s no longer efficient for me to run my Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI rather than a petrol-powered model. Given...
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What's the best used family petrol car for £12,000...


Q. My daughter and son-in-law need to upgrade their car for a growing family. They want a petrol-powered estate that’s economical to run, can hold...
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What convertible has both Mercedes C-class practicality...


Q. We own a pristine 2007 Honda S2000 roadster and a tired 2004 Mercedes C-class coupé. Having retired we wish to own one car, ideally a four-seat...
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What value-for-money 4WD can I buy for £20,000?


Q. I wanted to replace my Suzuki SX4 automatic with another, but to my surprise Suzuki no longer offers an automatic gearbox. What similar car can...
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What small and cheap but smooth car to replace my Citroën...


I am newly retired and plan to swap my Citroën C5 for a smaller, inexpensive car. I have owned three C5s, mainly because the hydropneumatic suspension...