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Need to get a family car suitable for city driving - any thoughts?

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sophiebi Sat 06-Apr-13 19:38:20

We are expecting our first child in September and live in SE London.
Need to get a family car with 5 doors, good safety record, economical to run, not too big and difficult to park (am about to take refresher lessons after years of not driving!!), but good for the odd motorway journey to see family...
We'll be buying a used not brand new car... Any recommendations?

BikeRunSki Sat 06-Apr-13 19:52:33

Sounds like a Golf to me.

readyforno2 Sat 06-Apr-13 21:37:54

Bike just beat me to it, I was thinking a golf too.

bottersnike Tue 09-Apr-13 12:46:26

Or anything of that ilk, i.e. Skoda Fabia, Seat Leon, Hyundai i30, depending on budget.

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Apr-13 18:51:39

Fabia a bit smaller (based on a Polo rather than Golf). I have a Fabia, DH has a Golf - we always use the Golf if we have lots of stuff / long journey.

Chesterado Tue 09-Apr-13 19:23:11

Ford focus ticks all those boxes!

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