those people carrier excuses for cars..what's 'good' second hand?
Had a galaxy, loved it. Mate has an Smax and he loves it. Ignore the naysayers. Both of those drive pretty much as well as any estate and with 2 kids there will be times when you will be over the moon with the extra space / seats. New Cmax with the sliding doors is good also. Avoid the zafira like the plague.Posted 5 years agomikertroidMember
Had a Shitroen Picasso, although it goes against all rules of human nature, it wasn’t too bad in terms of practicality once the electrical gremlins were sorted. But at four years old it started costing a lot to run.
Wife has a Touran which has been pretty good, although smacks of uber-dullness. It’s much better to drive than the Shitroen.
She’s after my 4×4 now so I’m working on an Octy Scout 1.8TSI as I can’t see me buying a modern diesel again as they’ve sacrificed durability to drive down the emissions on the tests. That’s something I would look at; if diesel then does it have DPF and cambelt? If so I’d look elsewhere to keep costs down.Posted 5 years agob rMember
Do you need that much.space & 7 seats? Because a decent estate is better.
Is better at what exactly?
I’ve had Zafira’s on hire and they are brill. Loads of space and loads of options for seating etc. When my kids were young I had a Mondeo Estate, but if there’d have been a company car option on a people carrier I’d have taken one.Posted 5 years agoampthillSubscriber
I love my people carrier. It just does so many things so well
Renauls are unoversilly hared used and there for very cheap. They are hated for a good reason.
As said above its who you buy it from and the condition of the one you buy. We have a Grand Scenic. Nightmare AC problems all sorted out by the dealer.
Now its going strong. Loads of Renaults in our family are crap in middle age then great as they get older, better than the Hondas we’ve had
I still think it was a bargain. We payed a few grand less than a Touran that would have done 3 x the miles on purchase
Extra seats have suddenly come in handy now we have Grand Parents living in townPosted 5 years agokristoffMember
Vw transporter kombi or caravelle would be a good call…
Plenty of space for bikes then!
Wife had a touran which was a good compromise between car and mpv.
I had a Land rover Discovery 3 previously which was lovely to drive/be passenger in… Just be prepared for the running costs!Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Just another +1 for “why get a people carrier if you don’t have 4 kids?”
But if you must, Galaxy/Alhambra/Sharan can make good value… Most of the engine options seem a bit pointless though and the diesel commands a wee bit of a premium.
Love my mondeo estate, but it’s big– bigger than a Galaxy in fact. Focus or similar probably makes more sense for more people (but I couldn’t find a Focus I liked)Posted 5 years agoStainypantsSubscriber
having just bought a caravelle, the last word i’d use to describe it as is cheap. I saved up for 5 years and could only afford a six year old one, it costs the earth to fill up, the tax is £475 and the insurance £750 with 8 years no claims. and they are notoriously un-reliable.
absolutely love it though.
My other car is a new shape Galaxy and its a brilliant family, camping, biking car.Posted 5 years ago
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