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25 Mar 2009 09:15 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Names: Lynn & Richard Fisher
Age: 40 & 41
Drives: Citron Xantia Estate
Budget: 25,000
Wants: 'A fast estate car. We need space but can't bear the thought of an MPV such as a Vauxhall Zafira and are fed up with our sluggish Citron.

'Please help!'

Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Sport
Price: 22,228
Target Price: 20,528

Stylish, spacious and good to drive. This turbocharged 2.0-litre version will hit 62mph in less than nine seconds and should average 36mpg. Sport trim means plenty of kit, including 17-inch alloy wheels.

BMW 330i Touring SE, '08/08
Price: 22,000

This estate version of the 3 Series drives just as well as the saloon, and with 268bhp on tap, performance is rapid. The BMW has a strong image, too, and fuel economy is a pretty creditable 38mpg.

Audi RS4 Avant, '01/51
Price: 22,000

Not cheap to run, but the RS4 Avant offers bonkers performance 0-62mph takes 4.9 seconds and a fair-sized boot. Early RS4s have held their value well, so it should be worth a lot when the Fishers resell it.