Urgently needing a big car for a few weeks due to hassles with the van which need sorting.
What's the recommendations for something up to about 4k that will reliably cope with a couple of trips to the alps with the family, bikes and gear, and a couple more to Wales-I'm banking on about 5000 miles during that time- that'll be quick to sell at the end of next month, without depreciating much, and is pretty much bulletproof engine wise.
At the moment thinking a mk4 1.6 petrol mondeo with high mileage. As long as I find something that'll happily sit at the speed limit on motorways itll be fine. Wary of mk 4 diesels at that price and mileage, and there's so many mk3s around I'm worried it'd take forever to sell. Don't want the hassle, expense and time of sorting out car problems over this time on a 'bargain'.
Any other vehicle suggestions? Best to go with a dealer?