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Name: Joe Cant
Drives: Volvo V70
Wants: 'Something with at least six seats and the guts to tow a 1500kg caravan.
'I really don't want another Volvo, although my old one does the job just fine.
Ssangyong Rodius 270 S
Target Price 14,259
No new seven-seaters fit Joe's budget, but we saw a discounted new Ssangyong Rodius for 11,582 at Broadspeed.com. It will seat seven and tow safely, but we recommend the alternative used cars below.
Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDi GS, '08/08
It will happily tug Joe's caravan and will seat seven people. There are more flexible MPVs, but the Sedona has bags of interior room and sliding rear doors to aid access. The GS trim includes air-con.
Ford Galaxy 2.0 TDCi Zetec, '06/56
A far better car than the Rodius or Sedona, and Joe's caravan falls safely within its capabilities. The Galaxy is hugely versatile, with good space for seven (the boot's small with all seats up, though). Go for Zetec trim.