Family towcar

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Family towcar

Name: Joe Cant
Age: 36
Drives: Volvo V70
Budget: 11,500
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 It will seat seven and tow safely, but we recommend the alternative used cars below.

Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDi GS, '08/08
Price: 10,800

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
Price: 10,500

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.