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Volkswagen Golf GTE Personal Shopper
Volkswagen Golf GTE Personal Shopper

Our choice: buy used

The Skoda Octavia is pretty much the perfect family car, so it would make a fine choice for your commute. It is, however, non-electrified, and the ability to cover even part of your commute on electric power alone is not to be sniffed at, not least because of the reduction in running costs.

That's why the used Volkswagen Golf GTE we put forward wins this time: because it offers the adaptive cruise control functionality you're looking for combined with the potential to drastically cut your fuel bills. What's not to like?

Our recommendation this time, then, is to buy used.

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