Buying a second-hand family car doesn’t mean you need to compromise when it comes to space, roominess, reliability and comfort. In the current market, it’s not tricky to get your hands on a second hand family car that’s economical and reliable for under £10,000, and here at RAW2K, used car auctions are our speciality. We list thousands of used, salvage and seized vehicles for sale in our daily and weekly online auctions, including cars, vans, motorcycles and scooters. And if you’re looking for suggestions on the best second-hand family cars you can get your hands on, here are our top suggestions…
The Ford Focus is widely available on the used car market because of its immense popularity in the UK. It’s a favourite of drivers, and it’s easy to see why, with its comfortable interior (which offers plenty of room for passengers of even the most ample height) and impressively low running costs. Newer models also include fantastic electrical features like bluetooth and sat-nav, but these added features will come with an additional cost.
The boot is a little on the compact side compared to some larger cars, but it’s still big enough for a large pram, which will be more than enough for most buyers. Overall, the Ford Focus offers you fantastic value for money, and is the ideal vehicle for the family that’s always on the go!
Vauxhall Astra There’s no shortage of options when it comes to Vauxhall Astras on the used car market due to its popularity as a fleet vehicle. As a result, the market value of the vehicle has managed to remain fairly low over the years, making it a great option for those looking for a family car at a competitive price. On top of its very reasonable price, the Astra has a reputation for being a spacious, comfortable and economical car, which led to it being one of the highest selling models in all of Europe in 2015.
The combination of a spacious boot, and comfortable back seats with plenty of leg room, make the Astra an all-star family favourite. It’s definitely one to keep in mind!
When it comes to reliability, you’d be hard pressed to find a better family car option than the Honda Civic. With an outstanding reputation when it comes to its engineering and build quality, the Civic’s longevity is what makes it a great choice for families exploring the used car market. On top of its market leading durability, the Civic boasts an expansive boot, ‘magic’ foldaway seats, and the 2012 mode comes with anti-lock brakes, stability control, and an ignition disable device as standard. Essentially, the Civic is the absolute gold standard when it comes to safe, durable family cars, it won’t let you down!
The Audi A3 has long been the recipient of numerous family car awards, and as a result it can be a bit more challenging to find at bargain prices, but it’s not impossible! With regards to its features though, you won’t have any difficulty finding a model with space for the whole family, a robust build and stylish interior. Plus, structural additions like stop-start functionality, and weight-saving measures such as the use of aluminium and high-strength steel in the structure, all work to reduce the fuel consumption and emissions. It’s the perfect combination of functional and fashionable, and with relatively low running costs when compared to similar family cars in the same price band (the BMW M3 springs to mind), you won’t be disappointed by the Audi A3.
There you have it! These are our top four picks for the best second hand family cars that you can get your hands on. You may even be lucky enough to stumble across one of them in our online car auctions - so, if you’re in the market for a used family car, or something you can break down and scrap for parts, you’re in exactly the right place. Here at RAW2K we supply a huge variety of used cars, vans, motorcycles and scooters, so why not take a look around, and see what you can find?