What used Ford S-Max MPV will I get for my budget?
Discounting those cars that are either Cat D or have a mileage on them in excess of 100,000, prices for this first-genertion S-Max start at around £3000, at the time of writing. This should net you a 2006 example with a 1.8-litre TDCi diesel engine and Zetec trim with an average mileage for the year, from a trade dealer. Spend between £4000 and £6000 and you should find a 2007 model with an average mileage, possibly in one of the higher spec trims such as Titanium; up the money further to between £6000 and £8000 and you'll see quite a few 2010 models with the popular 2.0-litre TDCi diesel. If you can up the cash even further, to between £10,000 and £12,000, you'll find a good choice of clean, low mileage 2012 and 2013 cars to buy from a variety of independent dealers.