Seven-seat MPVs don't have to cost the earth to buy. There's a wide variety to choose from on the used market.
Here's our pick of the bunch from the What Car? Approved Used classifieds that have room for seven and cost less than £7000:
The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is a stylish and practical option for those needing seven seats. This 1.6 HDi is from 2007 and has covered just 38,000 miles. It's got a generous specification including air-conditioning, cruise control and an automatic gearbox, plus it still manages to sneak in under budget at £6999.
The two rear sliding doors on the Mazda 5 make it easy to get in and out in tight car parks. This model comes with the 2.0-litre diesel engine and air-conditioning. It's a 2009 car that has 55,000 miles on the clock. It's on the market for £6995.
The Renault Grand Scenic is a seven-seater that's good to drive and has plenty of room in all three rows. The Grand Scenic above is a 2010 car that's done 55,000 miles. It's powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that returns 53.3mpg and has a generous specification that includes air-con, cruise control and sat-nav. It's priced at £6995.
There's loads of Vauxhall Zafiras to choose from on the used market. Buyers choose it for its folding seats and excellent value. This 1.7 CDTi Ecoflex Exclusiv is a 2010 car with less than 40,000 miles on the clock. At £6995 it's cheap to buy and thanks to a fuel consumption figure of 55.4mpg it should also prove to be cheap to run.
Visit our Approved Used Cars finder to uncover hundreds of other choices from Trusted Dealers.