Volkswagen Touran S
The Volkswagen Touran S is an affordable version of this hugely popular people carrier that’s well equipped, easy to drive, nicely styled and seriously practical with seven seats. What you get is something that just works well and actually wants to be helpful; there’s clearly a very positive attitude about it and no shortage of personality. Comfortable and spacious inside, the safety and reliability scores are right up there, and you can have total confidence every time you get in. An ideal option for families, this car does exactly what it says on the box. Engine wise, there’s 1.6 litre petrols, as well as 1.9 litre diesels, so running costs are nice and low.
In the design stakes, the Volkswagen Touran S is very impressive, with some curvy shapes and curves that really do make it stand out. There’s definitely a friendly demeanour to it, which makes you want to get in and go. Inside then, things are spacious, cleverly laid out and robustly put together, so everyday use won’t be a problem at all; 695 litres of space makes up the boot. Gear and gadget wise, there’s a generous list that includes air con, steel wheels, electric windows, driver assists, cloth seats, body coloured bumpers, service indicator, parking sensors, electric mirrors, remote locking, roof rails, service indicator and much more. Composed and quite responsive to drive, there’s never any drama and you can sit back and relax on all types of roads. Get one for £8,000 used.