What Car? Personal Shopper: best petrol-powered seven-seater for less than £26,000

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Peugeot 5008 front

Our recommendation – buy new

The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer we picked as our used car choice is very hard to ignore – after all, you're getting a luxurious car in a great specification which comes with plenty of extras. If you went that way with your money, few people would disagree.

Our choice, however, is the Peugeot 5008. This is one seriously impressive SUV, and whether you're looking for something with space for the family and all their clutter, or for something with a tech-heavy interior it will have you covered. It helps, of course, that the 1.2-litre petrol engine we recommend is both peppy and frugal, and that the 5008 is also very good to drive. 

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

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