Anyone in the market for a family-friendly SUV should take a look at a used Peugeot 3008.
Prices of the former What Car? Car of the Year winner, which first went on sale in 2009, have dropped to less than £7000 for one of the early petrol models.
Diesels were expensive new but after three years' use they've taken a considerable hit, and you can spend at little as £8200 for a decent diesel model, with its superior strength and fuel economy. Consider one if you're planning more than just the school run and shopping trips as the extra cost will pay off with better fuel economy on longer trips.
The 3008 is practical, refined and easy to drive, making it an ideal family car.
Our favourite model is the 1.6 THP Active, for its smooth power delivery and impressive equipment list. It's also more comfortable to ride and handles more assuredly than lower-spec 3008s thanks to its standard Dynamic Roll Control.
There are some reliability issues with the 3008. Watch out for problematic sat-nav units, clogged particulate filters in diesel models, faulty electronic parking brakes, broken seatbelt adjusters and loose rear windows. However, if you're confident that the model you're looking at is sound, then a 3008 can make a great used buy.