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Audi Q5 Personal Shopper

Our recommendation: buy used

This was a very close call, but it comes down to space, and while the Volvo XC40 is the best car of its kind, the Audi Q5 is simply larger, plusher and more suited to a growing family and all the necessary clutter which goes with them.

Go for the Q5 and you'll enjoy one of the best large SUVs on sale today, with a high-tech, comfortable interior, a smooth 2.0-litre diesel engine that balances performance and fuel economy very well, and a ride that allows you to cover huge distances and still emerge fresh at the other end. And all of that bang on your £30,000 budget.

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

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