What Car? Personal Shopper: best family car for £20,000

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What Car? Personal Shopper
What Car? Personal Shopper

The reader

Dear What Car?,

I have been driving company cars for the past 30 years, but due to impending retirement I now need to look into buying my own car. I've driven lots of Audis as company cars, and I like their interior quality. Going forward I don’t need a large car, but don’t want to sacrifice quality.

My budget is circa £20,000, and my main considerations are to have a petrol engine with a manual gearbox, built in sat-nav (preferably controlled by a rotary dial) and split-folding rear seats. I hope you can give me some guidance to resolve my dilemma.


The brief

  • Family car
  • Petrol engine with a manual gearbox
  • Built-in sat-nav, and split-folding rear seats
  • Around £20,000

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