What used Honda Accord estate will I get for my budget?
Think of £5000 as the starting point for an Accord Tourer, at the time of writing, this for a 2008/09 car with an average to high mileage for the year, and a full service history. Up this to between £6000 and £8000 and you'll find decent 2010/11 cars with an average mileage, while £8000 to £10,000 will net you a good 2013/14 car from an independent dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Honda Accord estate?
The Accord Tourer isn't as efficient as the saloon model. The diesel models do an average of 47.9mpg or 47mpg, depending on their power rating, while the 2.0-litre petrol does around 38mpg and the 2.4-litre petrol about 32mpg.
When it comes to emissions, the lower-powered diesel emits 155g/km of CO2, while the higher powered version produces 157g/km. The petrols lag behind, producing between 173g/km and 215g/km of CO2.
Insurance-wise, the majority of models sit between insurance groups 22 and 27.
Servicing costs are generally slightly cheaper than those of rivals such as the Ford Mondeo and the Volkswagen Passat, and there are plenty of independent specialists who will look after your Accord Tourer as it grows old.