Great estates star in this week's best deals

* Fantastic family wagons for around £18,000 * Save more than £4000 on high spec Focus Estate * More than £2700 off our favourite Octavia Estate...

Great estates star in this week's best deals

It’s getting towards that time of year when many families will need to kart kids, luggage - and probably some presents - up and down the country. An estate car could be the perfect choice of transport, and three of our favourite models are currently available with terrific deals.

The Skoda Octavia is the best car in its class. It’s spacious and efficient, and you get lots of equipment as standard. The boot is huge and passengers in the back will have plenty of room. The 1.6 TDI 105 SE is our favourite model in the range, and you can buy one with for just £17,313, a £2727 saving over list price.

If you prefer a petrol car, then the Ford Focus Estate is hard to beat. It also offers better handling than any of its rivals. Our favourite version is the 113bhp diesel, but this 123bhp 1.0-litre petrol offers smooth and strong acceleration. Titanium X Navigator spec is also loaded with equipment. Buy with and you can save £4107, so it’ll cost just £18,788.

The Volkswagen Passat Estate is better for people who want more space and refinement. The cabin is a little on the dull side, but with the 104bhp diesel’s official fuel economy of 64.2mpg and potential range of more than 1,000 miles on one tank of fuel, you might not care. The 1.6 TDI 105 S is available from with a huge £4676 saving, meaning it costs just £17,679.

Take a look at our weekly round-up for more info on these deals and more than 40 more great buys that are valid for the next week.