- £2000 mpv/suv ?
In a recommend what you own kind of way – you can pick up a 2.0 VTEC Honda FRV for that kind of money. I’ve had mine 12 years and it’s been absolutely faultless in that time. It’s currently returning the best mpg that it ever has done and I’m starting to think it’s going to run forever. It’s not as big as a Zafira (which coincidentally I have access to at work) but with the seats folded down it will easily take four bikes with the wheels off.Posted 7 months agotakisawa2Subscriber
I can (& have) slept in my Galaxy, it’s like a van with the seats out. Finding a good one means the TDi engine & manual box, but decent ones are rare these days. They have a few common niggles, all cheap to fix. But as a bus for kid hauling, bike hauling, (caravan hauling in our case), they are simply great. Mines on 130k now & just gets on with it.
£2k is a tricky price point, you could end up with something shagged or a right bargain. In general, look for lower spec, petrol engines as there is less to go wrong. Having had one, a T2 or T3 spec 1.6 or 1.8 Toyota Verso would be one I’d look for.
The problem with SUV / MPV type vehicles is the use they get. Kids jumping in/out, stop/start school/shopping run type stuff really leaves its mark.
If it were my £2k I’d look at a large hatch or estate. Again, petrol engine, lower spec. It will do everything an MPV will do but your more likely to get something that has been looked after. 80k of motorway mikes is preferable to 40k of town duties.Posted 7 months ago
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