Volksagen Golf Estate

Used car buying guide: best £16,000 estate cars

Mercedes E250 estate car for all the family

Mercedes E250 CDI: estate car for all the family. (Picture © Mercedes)

Unlike many 4x4s or people carriers, estate cars typically drive like a regular saloon or hatchback, have sensible running costs plus a large and practical boot that is easy to load. Here James Mills, a journalist who advises readers of the The Sunday Times and Driving.co.uk on the best new and used cars to buy, names three class-leading family estate cars for a budget of £16,000.  Continue reading