What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Golf SV hatchback?
The Ford C-Max is good to drive and spacious inside. It’s also practical, with a unique rear seat arrangement that allows you to convert it into a four-seater with more passenger space inside. There’s a range of good engines and it’s well equipped, too.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is good to drive and relatively cheap to run, but some of its rivals are roomier. It’s practical, though, and the interior’s classy, with a great iDrive infotainment system. Used models look good value.