Ten of the best: used estate cars under £10,000

The best used estate cars on a budget

These capacious cars will carry the world, his wife, their kids and their dog – and you can still get change from £10,000.

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

Good value, like all Vauxhalls, the Astra Tourer may not be the most exciting car to drive, but it’s reliable, generously equipped and nicely finished inside. The 2.0-litre diesel CDTi is a good bet.

BMW 3 Series Touring

The 3 Series Touring has a hinged back window which is awfully useful for loading smaller items when there’s not enough space to open the tailgate completely. And it’s a BMW, so it’s good to drive, well-built and reliable.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate

The C-Class estate has one of the largest boots in its class, and it’s spacious and good looking - Mercedes’ fondness for high-tech engineering means you’re likely to find it reliable.

Audi A4 Avant

The stylish Avant is a good quality car, solid and pleasant to drive. The boot may not be the biggest, but there’s plenty of storage and hooks to tie errant loads down.

BMW 5 Series Touring

A consummate all-rounder, the 5 Series Touring is great value and has not only ample space but also a wide range of engines to choose from. The popular 520d diesel provides the best blend of performance and economy.

Volkswagen Passat Estate

Smart, solid and spacious enough for anyone – and anything - you care to carry, the Passat Estate is a practical and capable ride with strong and economical diesel engines.

Volkswagen Golf Estate

The Golf is good to drive and has a huge range of engines, going all the way from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol to a 306bhp Golf R.

Ford Mondeo Estate

Stylish and roomy, the Mondeo Estate is a popular choice for business users and families. Offering plenty of comfort and technology too, it’s a great value option.

Skoda Octavia Estate

Hugely spacious inside, reasonably priced and with a wide range of engines, the Octavia Estate is a great budget choice. If space is your priority, this is the vehicle to pick.

Seat Leon ST

Great value, practical, stylish, roomy and a sharp handler – what more do you want from an estate car? With its solid construction and comfy ride, this is for those who want a little of everything rolled into one.

At Carwise Group we have some great deals on used cars in Kent, and Essex.We offer a huge range of pre-owned cars of many makes and models – and our part-exchange deals, finance options and special offers on servicing, parts and MOTs will ensure you’re getting great value long after you’ve driven your new car away.

You can see all the vehicles for sale at our dealerships in Maidstone and Harlow online – and when you’ve found the one you want, book a test drive at your convenience. We’re open seven days a week – and our friendly team will be only too happy to answer your questions and offer advice on buying a used car.