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Used car buying guide: Best small SUV

They’re called all sorts of names – SUVs, 4x4s, crossovers, urban activity vehicles – but the reality is they are family cars. The SUV has caught on like the common cold. Drivers have warmed to the latest generation of smaller vehicles which are affordable to buy and run but come with the lofty seating position and rough n’ tumble styling of large, expensive SUVs.

The best-selling of all is the Nissan Qashqai, a car that has, like a Pink Floyd album, become a permanent fixture in the best-sellers’ chart. But for used car buyers, there is a great deal of choice. Here are our three favourite SUVs for three different budgets.  Continue reading