What Car? Personal Shopper: best high-mileage 4x4

Want a new car but don't know where to start? Just send us your criteria and we'll give you our recommended new and used car choices, and tell you how much we can save you...

2014 Land Rover Discovery review

Buying used

Our recommended choice: 2017 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 Country Tourer 4x4

  • Price: £19,950
  • Mileage: 8000
2017 Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer review - price, specs and release date

Fancy something nearly new instead, Ian? This 2017 Insignia Country Tourer is almost fresh out of the box. What you'll get is a spacious family estate that is both smooth and refined and comfortable for mile after mile of motorway munching. It's a diesel, for good economy, and comes with a slick six-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive for added stability. It comes loaded with equipment in this spec, and you'll have a fine driving machine mixed with all the practicality of a large estate.

Read our used Vauxhall Insignia review

Also consider: 2015 Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE Luxury 3.0 SDV6 

  • Price: £29,995
  • Mileage: 50,000
Land Rover Discovery 4

If you're looking for a chunky four-wheel-drive tool with a touch of class to transport the family around in, and you're looking for something with a diesel engine and a manual gearbox, you can't do better than the Discovery.

Rugged and tough, but equally at home on the school run or outside Harrods, we found a 2015 Disco 4 that offers all the features we've come to expect from Land Rover's finest: the spacious seven-seat interior, the effortless practicality and the remarkable go-anywhere ability. At a whisker under £30,000, it's a used bargain that'll tick all Ian's boxes.  

Read our used Land Rover Discovery review

Also consider: 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0 D XC 4x4 Premium

  • Price: £23,995
  • Mileage: 1000
Subaru Forester

Another nearly new car for Ian to consider is the Subaru Forester. This fine four-wheel-drive SUV has real off-road capabilities and isn't bad on-road too. There's a smooth 2.0-litre diesel engine under the bonnet, promising good economy, a nifty six-speed manual gearbox and plenty of room inside for your family. It's well equipped, too. We found a 2017 model with minimal mileage for £24k. With exceptional build quality, it'll be ultra-reliable and should last a very long time indeed. 

Read our used Subaru Forester review

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