Name: Shirley Smith
Drives: Hyundai Coupe
Wants: 'At least four doors and a boot that's big enough for a set of golf clubs.
The car needs to be reliable, secure and reasonably green.'
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Target Price: £17,884
It's no stunner, but the Avensis ticks all of Shirley's boxes and is fine value for money.
This TR model gets plenty of standard equipment and the 2.0-litre diesel engine pumps out just 135g/km of CO2.
Shirley could afford something swankier if she buys nearly new. The 320d isn't just the best car in its class, it's also surprisingly green – it puffs out only 128g/km of CO2.
ES trim gets all the must-haves.
It's bigger than the 3 Series, but has the same great engine. Despite its size, the 520d is still fairly green – it emits just 136g/km of CO2.
It's also great to drive and offers top-notch refinement.