What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda Civic hatchback?
In a hotly contested class, it’s the Volkswagen Golf that perhaps stands out as the Civic’s biggest rival. It’s brilliant to drive, well equipped, refined and comparatively cheap to buy and run, even as a used car.
The Skoda Octavia is also a great family car. It features a spacious and classy interior and some punchy and economical engines. It’s great to drive and competitively priced new and used. If that weren’t enough, its boot is a class-leading 590 litres.