Best used family cars 2018 (and the ones to avoid)

Whether it's something sensible, something smart, something practical, or just a great all-rounder, our guide will help you work out which used family car is best for you...

1. Best used family cars 2018 (and the ones to avoid)
Collage of some of the best used family cars
Honda Civic
Honda Civic
Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra
Nissan Pulsar
Nissan Pulsar
Mazda 3
Mazda 3
BMW 1 Series
BMW 1 Series
Audi A3
Audi A3
Ford Focus
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf
Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia
Seat Leon
Seat Leon
MG 6
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Once upon a time, buying a used family car meant ending up with a humdrum hatchback with less kerb appeal than a wet sock.

Happily, those times are long gone. There’s so much choice on the used family car market these days that you’re bound to find something that’ll give you the practicality, reliability and space that you need, combined with the style, comfort and quality feel you want.

What’s more, many of today’s modern family cars feature hi-tech entertainment systems which allow you to stream music from your phone, and some are even almost as much fun to drive as a sports car, proving that you really can have it all. But which one is best for you? To help you decide, we’ve brought together and ranked our top 10.


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