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Were looking for a decent newish car, we dont know what we want! Can anyone recommend any? We need a family car thats roomy (2 car seats in the back!) decent sized boot but doesnt have to be massive! … Read More
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4m, 1w agoPosted 4 months, 1 week ago
Were looking for a decent newish car, we dont know what we want! Can anyone recommend any? We need a family car thats roomy (2 car seats in the back!) decent sized boot but doesnt have to be massive! Looking for 14+ plate around 15k to spend. In yorkshire too if anyone knows of any?
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#1
When you say two seats in the back, do you mean 7 seats in total?
#2
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Skoda Yeti?
#3
Hyundai are good in my book. Mt wife and I have had i10, i20 and i30. All of them have been good.
#4
Avoid French cars. Bad rep and terrible to work on.
#5
Seat Leon - you could get a top spec 2 year old for that money with some change left over.
#6
If its 2 childrens car seats you mean and not 2 extra seats then avoid a people carrier type of car unless you have given up on life they are the most boring and uninspiring vehicle ever
#7
Robj1
When you say two seats in the back, do you mean 7 seats in total?


no 5 seats, we have a 4 and 1 year old so both in seats still
#8
ding
If its 2 childrens car seats you mean and not 2 extra seats then avoid a people carrier type of car unless you have given up on life they are the most boring and uninspiring vehicle ever


dont want a people carrier oO looking for something along bmw,audi types but no idea which X)
#9
Get a i3 range extender or 3 series bmw
You wont be disappointed
#10
A4 estate diesel cant go wrong with that reliabile roomy and classy lol
#11
more information on type of driving and how many miles u do. if u have off road parking and want save some money on fuel maybe electric. if u dot do many miles and local probably better of on petrol than diesel. I would go for honda/toyota mazda over audi/bmw if u keeping for a long time they usually cost less for repairs.
#12
if you want nearly new take a look on the Evans halshaw website. we just got a grand cmax (7 seats) under a year old, very few miles, all the extras and within your budget
#13
ellese
ding
If its 2 childrens car seats you mean and not 2 extra seats then avoid a people carrier type of car unless you have given up on life they are the most boring and uninspiring vehicle ever
dont want a people carrier oO looking for something along bmw,audi types but no idea which X)

don't be fooled into thinking that Audi and BMW are as reliable as general opinion suggests
If you want a Reliable, safe car to carry your kids around in you should buy Japanese.
BMW and Audi lag behind even the French manufacturers now...

when did you last see a broken down Mazda..don't think I ever have

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/91220/the-most-and-least-reliable-car-manufacturers-2016
#14
Honda civic or civic tourer
#15
I have had no regrets since switching to Mazda. With your budget you should be able to get a Mazda 6 estate (or saloon) 14 plate or newer.
Alternatively, Hyundai i40 is a similar size but slightly cheaper.

Edited By: Ar460rn on Jan 12, 2017 13:14
#16
Mercedes E-class estate hybrid.
Should pick up a decent one for that money. Bags of room for 4-5 adults. Will go on forever if you look after it and keep up with servicing.
FaF if you like a bit of fun and only £20 RFL. Happy days.
#17
I think the best thing to do is drive around different car garages and sit in the different cars and maybe test drive a few and see what suits your need best it's ok for people to say what they have or what you should buy its down to your personnel needs I bought a Citroen ds5 a few years ago went round different deal ships and sat in the cars I liked and decided I wanted a ds5 walked away from the dealer ship after test driving one and walked away without one and looked online and found one 100 miles away which was 4000 pound cheap so traveled down to other dealership and saved myself 4000
#18
markwelch1234
I think the best thing to do is drive around different car garages and sit in the different cars and maybe test drive a few and see what suits your need best it's ok for people to say what they have or what you should buy its down to your personnel needs I bought a Citroen ds5 a few years ago went round different deal ships and sat in the cars I liked and decided I wanted a ds5 walked away from the dealer ship after test driving one and walked away without one and looked online and found one 100 miles away which was 4000 pound cheap so traveled down to other dealership and saved myself 4000

an even better idea is to go to one of the really big car supermarkets...would never buy from them but they are great places to go and sit behind the wheel of every car possible to see which suits the best. they have all the cars unlocked and you can usually have a hassle free look and sit at every car they have.
#19
rhinopaul
Avoid French cars. Bad rep and terrible to work on.
Well said .. Add FIAT ( fix it again tomorrow) to that .
#20
Kia ceed or other kia model great cars with great 7yrs warranty take a look.
#21
+1 the Kia range. Im running a Sportage as a family car atm and I reckon I'll be keeping it for a good while. Previous owned ones were Ford Cmax and Mazda 5. I liked the Mazda 5 for its rear sliding doors. People often overlook them so the prices are good and the reliability is good. Downside is they eat front tyres. The Sportage has all the space and toys though and the company is known to stand by the warranty. The warranty follows the car too so a 2nd hand one will still have a few years for you. Take a Skoda back and I've heard from more than one owner the dealer would do their best to distance themselves from obligations.
#22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 tsi engine you won't be disappointed with it especially with the automatic DSG!!
#23
ding
If its 2 childrens car seats you mean and not 2 extra seats then avoid a people carrier type of car unless you have given up on life they are the most boring and uninspiring vehicle ever

My S Max drives nicer than alot of normal cars and handles better than most. Far from boring or uninspiring ;).
#24
Manny50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 tsi engine you won't be disappointed with it especially with the automatic DSG!!
Yeah buy from a manufacturer who fiddled the emissions data deliberately , got caught , compensated the American customers and gave nothing to Uk customers . Gives an idea how they regard the UK customer base.

Edited By: plodging on Jan 12, 2017 16:14
#25
rhinopaul
Avoid French cars. Bad rep and terrible to work on.

You realise Mercedes partnered with Renault to engineer the new Smart Car right? If he's looking at nearly new models then it's a different kettle of fish to fifteen years ago.

barneyonion
Stay away from renault, peugeot, citroen, fiat as they dont sell worldwide so they arent tested as much and have more reliability problems. I would also stay away from anything with a french built engine. You would be surprised as stuff like diesel ford fiestas can use french engines. Good luck with your choice.

Uh, the best selling car in the biggest market in the world is the Nissan Sylphy, based on the Renault-Nissan B platform as shared by the Clio, Pulsar, Captur etc. PSA aren't exactly small fry either, their best selling models sell more than any car does in the UK.

@ellese; There are very few bad cars on the road these days, so it's really a case of getting what you want. Find a big second hand garage nearby and try out of a range of cars until you have a better idea what sort of space, styling and design you want from a car. Until then you're just going to get people giving you their choice of car. I liked the Mazda 6 estate but there's no telling whether it would be of any interest to you.

plodging
Manny50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 tsi engine you won't be disappointed with it especially with the automatic DSG!!
Yeah buy from a manufacturer who fiddled the emissions data deliberately , got caught , compensated the American customers and gave nothing to Uk customers .

If you want an honest car manufacturer that never lied about fuel consumption or CO2 emissions then your only choice is Subaru. Honda were a bit better than most but still put out some unrealistic figures, especially for their 2.2 diesel before they replaced it.



Edited By: EndlessWaves on Jan 12, 2017 16:13
#26
plodging
rhinopaul
Avoid French cars. Bad rep and terrible to work on.
Well said .. Add FIAT ( fix it again tomorrow) to that .


my fiat has been realiable for 3 years. starts every time great mpg cheap to tax and insure use it for a runaround and long distance

op look at a bmw x3. thats our other car had it for years fits the 3 kids 2 with car seats. you can pick up a decent one few years old within your budget. its served us well taking us all over the country and trips to Europe. solid built car.

Edited By: discozohan on Jan 12, 2017 16:30: add
#27
brighouse car auction
#28
plodging
Manny50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 tsi engine you won't be disappointed with it especially with the automatic DSG!!
Yeah buy from a manufacturer who fiddled the emissions data deliberately , got caught , compensated the American customers and gave nothing to Uk customers . Gives an idea how they regard the UK customer base.


Nobody actually cares about the emission scandal. It was blown up by the media do you honestly think vw were the only ones doing it they were just the only ones caught

Some vw group drivers might move to bmw or merc etc but theres nobody going from vw/audi to a french car by choice
#29
That being said be careful with mercs nowadays some are using renault diesel engines so avoid these models
#30
Jaguar XF diesel.
#31
Uridium
ellese
ding
If its 2 childrens car seats you mean and not 2 extra seats then avoid a people carrier type of car unless you have given up on life they are the most boring and uninspiring vehicle ever
dont want a people carrier oO looking for something along bmw,audi types but no idea which X)
don't be fooled into thinking that Audi and BMW are as reliable as general opinion suggests
If you want a Reliable, safe car to carry your kids around in you should buy Japanese.
BMW and Audi lag behind even the French manufacturers now...
when did you last see a broken down Mazda..don't think I ever havehttp://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/91220/the-most-and-least-reliable-car-manufacturers-2016

Never ever believe all the stats surrounding what car is more reliable than another. In the Auto-express Survey for example they report on the number and types and breakdowns people reported. Was car care taken into consideration and only those people that reported looking after the car as per service schedule etc and then report on the number of those cars that where cared afters breakdowns. Have a guy in work who would swear to anybody that ever asks you should never buy a BMW Mini as his needed a replacement engine just outside of warranty. Lets investigate into this a little, the car was never serviced once during the three years it was owned, never was the oil level checked in the vehicle. The car ran out of oil and even through the oil and red stop warning light came on they continued to drive seizing the engine. People like these vote on said survey's!
These days very very little between all the car manufactures and everyone in every model will always have a "Friday afternoon" car. As you can probably guess from my avatar I've driven what people would perceive (just look at the FIAT joke) to be one of the most unreliable car brands, three cars later each owned 2-3 years not a single fault. My Father 3 Skoda's all from new, mostly 3-4 years kept have all had at least two faults per year and one roadside breakdown.
Buy Japanese, well nothing is simple these days isn't the Honda Civic actually the most American car you can buy, BMW suv's all assembled and made in the plant from SC in USA and exported around the world. This is also the age of platform and engine sharing.

Buy what you feel happy at driving, enjoy and suits your needs and budget.
#32
Get yourself to a car supermarket as these will have all sorts of brands, generally in groups (i.e. Small hatchbacks, salons etc). See what catches your eye and take a few test drives. Then decide which you want and go and check the market for that car.
It's all very well saying you want it for two adults and two children, but other factors which as boot space needed and mileage will be big factors.
Every manufacturer will produce duds, and spend time researching and you'll find horror stories for every car going.
You can't really go wrong with something like a golf or focus. Make sure whatever you get has a full service history. With a budget of £15k, you'll have the pick of the market.
You could even get new. Recently skoda were doing rapids for just over £10k new, which is basically a polo with a boot. I think that deal was on here.
#33
g1bbuk
Jaguar XF diesel.

A nice car, but it hardly meets his criteria of 2014 or newer and £15k or less unless you go for really high mileage cars.
#34
EndlessWaves
g1bbuk
Jaguar XF diesel.
A nice car, but it hardly meets his criteria of 2014 or newer and £15k or less unless you go for really high mileage cars.
He also wanted something along the lines of BMW or audi. You could get one with around 75k on it or go a bit older & low mileage, plus as you say it's a nice car. (_;)
#35
We're sorted :D walked in with the intention of buying a nevaro and walked out with a bmw 3 series sport (_;)

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