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...

26 November 2018
Ford Focus Estate vs Peugeot 308 SW vs Seat Leon ST

1. Seat Leon ST

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

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…

Chevrolet Lacetti Station Wagon

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

Reasonable is the highest praise you can give the Chevrolet Lacetti Station Wagon. It does have a big boot and a decent amount of space for rear passengers, but it's noisy, has an uninspiring interior and doesn’t like corners. Compounding its issues is its 1.6-litre petrol engine, which is slow and won't get much better fuel economy than the mid-30mpgs. To top all that off, Chevrolet left the UK some years ago now and depreciation will be painful. 


Mitsubishi Lancer Estate

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

Being cheap doesn't address the fact that the Lancer Estate has, among other issues, a nasty interior, which will remind you every time you drive the car that you could have done better.


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