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Pawslikepaddington Fri 26-Sep-08 10:40:14

Need a car suitable for me and dd, much much much motorway driving, something that can handle bike racks, tents, general camping stuff, windbreakers, beach stuff, possible body boards/surfboards when she is a bit older (will be keeping for at least 5 years), horse gear and will be pretty easy to drive. Oh, and must be a diesel due to much motorway driving.And cheap on insurance as I only passed my test this year. And I want space. I really want a volvo or a fiat multipla, but I don't really need that much room, but I really want that much room! I don't want to spend more than £5k, should be able to get £1500 for mine on part ex, or £2k through the autotrader. Gleams of wisdom please grin

Pawslikepaddington Fri 26-Sep-08 12:24:41

C'mon, PLEASE! Even if you hate yours, tell me which ones to avoid. P.S. does anyone have a Skoda Roomster?

EvelynsDad Fri 26-Sep-08 19:04:13

I don't have a Roomster, I have an Octavia. It's reasonable, drives OK, a few niggles. The Mk1 has a huge boot, but is particularly short on legroom in the back.

Pawslikepaddington Fri 26-Sep-08 20:34:23

Thank you-my boot is tiny-it doesn't even fit a buggy, so anything is an improvement on that grin

WendyWeber Fri 26-Sep-08 20:36:18

Citroen Berlingo might do you...

mckenzie Fri 26-Sep-08 20:38:00

please e mail with all that information and any more that you can think of. He is the motoring correspondent for the Saturday Telegraph. You'll get a reply by the end of the weekend for sure and he'll have some good ideas.

Nappyzoneneedssleep Fri 26-Sep-08 20:38:09

how about an astra estate - boot space is huge - i odnt have one but loaned one and was so pleased with the boot lol

EachPeachPearMum Fri 26-Sep-08 20:38:37

Roomster seems great (I have a fabia) but they do look a little hearse-like in rl. blush

Pawslikepaddington Sat 27-Sep-08 00:02:06

Brillo to all of you-you are all GREAT! xxx

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