Best used estate cars for less than £25,000 (and the ones to avoid)

Looking for an antidote to a large SUV? Then try any one of these premium used estate cars for less than £25,000...

Used Skoda Superb Estate 16-present

3. Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb estate is just like faux tile lino: it looks just as good as the real thing but you pay significantly less for it. The Superb offers similar amounts of room to all the best posh estate cars from Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW, but at a fraction of the cost. It drives nicely, too, and you don’t have to pay too much more for a high-spec version that’ll have all the extras befitting a luxury car. There’s a decent mix of petrol and diesel power for your £25,000, but we’d suggest going for the 2.0-litre diesel since the Superb is a big car and the extra torque of this diesel engine will be a real boon if you make liberal use of its load-carrying capabilities.   

We found: 2018 2.0 TDI 150 SE L Executive DSG, 8000 miles, £18,995

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate 16-present

If ever there was a car that could cover all bases, then the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is it. Not only is it voluminous enough to work as a posh removals van, but the interior of the E-Class is comfortable enough for not only the odd motorway dash but cross-continent touring.

It is desirable in the way few other estate cars can match, yet can be found for similar money to some of the more mundane entrants on this list. What’s more, the interior is a comfortable and luxurious place in which to spend time, making it perfect for everything from the daily commute, to the cross-country dash with a boot full of luggage to visit family or, indeed, move a child into university. All things considered, there are few situations that would flummox an E-Class Estate.

We found: 2018 E220d SE Premium auto, 29,000 miles, £24,000

Read the used Mercedes-Benz E-Class review here

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