Best used estate cars for less than £10,000 (and the ones to avoid)

In need of a practical car to suit an active lifestyle? Well, you can drive yourself and your sports paraphernalia to the nearest leisure facility in any of these bargain used estates...

Seat Leon ST 1.5 TSI Evo SE
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Max Adams
26 Nov 2018 09:00

1. Seat Leon ST

The Seat Leon ST wins this not just because of how much car you get for your money but also the quality of it. True, the Volkswagen Golf Estate has a classier interior, but the Leon ST’s doesn’t feel much cheaper, belying the saving you make over its cousin. With the Leon's sharp handling and the additional practicality of the estate boot, plus some Seat design flair, the whole package is very compelling. Our budget secures you a 2017 car with an average mileage in excellent condition. 

We found: 2017 Seat Leon ST 1.6 TDI SE Dynamic Technology, 35,527 miles, £9000

Read the used Seat Leon ST review

And the estate cars to avoid…

Hyundai i40 Tourer

Deal of the day: Hyundai i40 Tourer

Not in itself a bad car, with a long warranty from new, but the i40 Tourer isn't competitive enough in a number of key areas. 

Fiat Tipo Station Wagon

2016 Fiat Tipo - everything you need to know

Unloved and largely forgotten, the Tipo is not without its blessings, but its rivals all do things better. 


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