If you're on the lookout for a practical mid-sized estate then you should definitely add the Ford Focus Estate to your list of possibilities.
This is particularly true as it's a model that buyers often overlook because they see the Focus as more of a hatchback than an estate, but this variant on the model does have plenty to recommend it.
Starting with the power units, there's a good choice of both petrol and diesel engines. Maybe the pick of them all, for its combination of power and economy, would be the 2L TDCi diesel, although all the engines available do the job very well.
Get behind the wheel of a Focus Estate and you'll find it handles just as well as its hatchback version with precise steering and a soft, but not rolling, ride. There's also plenty of cabin space for up to five adults.
The large boot opening makes loading the large cargo-carrying area easy and, for a mid-sized estate, the capacity is very impressive.
Earlier models are reasonably well equipped while more recent ones boast features like air conditioning, DAB radios, stability control and very useful roof bars.
So if you're looking for one of the unsung heroes of the estate car world, you're sure to find a great deal on a used Ford Focus Estate at Motors.co.uk.