What used Citroën C8 MPV will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Citroën C8 MPV?
The C8 is sold new for huge discounts below what is only a vaguely notional list price, so nearly new ones should be conspicuously cheap. However, be careful not to stump up too much for a one-year-old C8 or you'll pay the price in depreciation when you resell it.
Other than that, you should be able to pick up a used C8, run it and then sell it inexpensively.
Insurance starts at a reasonable group 10 for the entry-level 2.0-litre cars (petrol and diesel) and tops out at an easily stomached group 12 for the 2.2 HDI Exclusive and Exclusive CC.
Our favoured 2.2 HDi SX is in group 11 and, better still, should return just under 40mpg with sensible driving. The 2.0 HDI will just nudge over 40mpg, while even the 2.0 petrol should be good for an average of about 30mpg.
Servicing costs are on a par with most other mainstream large MPVs and won't hurt too much.