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Best estate car for 14k

  • 16-05-2021 7:38am
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    Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    Hi,

    I'm looking at options for an estate car.
    I currently have a 152 hatch Mondeo but looking at an estate.

    Is it best to stick to a Mondeo estate or what do people think are better ones?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,297 ✭✭✭✭ _Kaiser_


    A6 Estate gets good reviews but like estates generally are pretty rare in this country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    _Kaiser_ wrote: »
    A6 Estate gets good reviews but like estates generally are pretty rare in this country.

    Theres plenty of A6 estates around for sale but the OP will be going backwards in years to 2012/13 to stay under stated budget. Same with any of its rivals.

    What else is kicking around? Mondeo again. Passat. Volvo. I'd look at one of them


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,758 ✭✭✭ circadian


    Skoda Superb is a great estate, the boot is cavernous. I'm driving an Optima estate, great car I love it. PHEV model but they're few and far between, diesel estates are easy enough to get.

    Any sort of Volvo, Ford, VW would be a solid buy if you ask me. The Ceed estates are actually pretty good considering the size of the car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,139 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    You say you have 14k to spend but also have a 152 Mondeo currently. Is the 14k the total budget you have excluding the Mondeo or is the 14k on top of what you get for the Mondeo?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭ MAULBROOK


    Skoda Superb or Skoda Octavia. I have the Octavia and love it TDI 150bhp. Its a 4x4 and a brilliant all rounder.
    14k will get you a good one, avoid ex taxis.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 330 ✭✭ Iodine1


    Volvo, if you can afford a good one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ shygal


    Id say you’re best sticking with the mondeo tbh, the gap in utility between it and an estate doesn’t justify a 14k spend


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    bazz26 wrote: »
    You say you have 14k to spend but also have a 152 Mondeo currently. Is the 14k the total budget you have excluding the Mondeo or is the 14k on top of what you get for the Mondeo?

    Sorry!!!

    In total I'd look at spending 14. I'm told I get 11-12 ( I doubt it) for mine as it's low miles.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,187 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    If you just want space you'd actually get a Dacia Logan new for the budget


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭ bidiots


    shygal wrote: »
    Id say you’re best sticking with the mondeo tbh, the gap in utility between it and an estate doesn’t justify a 14k spend

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  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    Anyone any experience on the i40 estate?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Anyone any experience on the i40 estate?

    Honest, I wouldn't...
    Coolant issues, clutch, gearbox etc etc... Dpf too giving problems, they are also discontinued.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    Might be why a garage near me is selling a 172 then for 14.500 :0


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    Might be why a garage near me is selling a 172 then for 14.500 :0

    I'm not well up on the prices of the i40 but that doesn't strike me as particularly cheap. Not expensive either, just in around what I'd expect for a 4 year old. Not because it's a bad car or anything, it's just a dated design in a segment that has lost all popularity in the last few years. It's all about SUV now. My friend traded in his i40 for new Tucson collecting it in July I think. Don't think the i40 ever caused him any problems.

    Speaking of which, in my 8 closest friends there's now 2 x Qashqai, 2 x Tucson, 1 sportage, 1 rav 4, a Ford mpv c max or s max or something and a land cruiser commercial.
    That's where the market has gone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,158 ✭✭✭ positron


    What are the priorities - do you need a lot of space, or just a bit more space? Boot space for small dog perhaps?

    Volvo V60 is a decent looking estate - but of course looks are subjective and it's not that spacious.

    Renual Megane Sport Tourer 2017 onwards are also a decent looking (imho) and a lot cheaper to buy and run, even the petrol version.


  • Registered Users Posts: 194 ✭✭ Zylias


    positron wrote: »
    What are the priorities - do you need a lot of space, or just a bit more space? Boot space for small dog perhaps?

    Volvo V60 is a decent looking estate - but of course looks are subjective and it's not that spacious.

    Renual Megane Sport Tourer 2017 onwards are also a decent looking (imho) and a lot cheaper to buy and run, even the petrol version.

    The Megane tourer have fantastic spec. The GT line is loaded with extras but the seats are quite uncomfortable. Also the manuals seem to have clutch problems and aafik it's fairly expensive to change it


  • Registered Users Posts: 489 ✭✭ dvdman1


    Stay away from luxury brands like Audi BMW volvo etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,773 ✭✭✭ coolisin


    Personally if it was me I would be looking towards a Skoda Superb, Passat.
    A6 would fit the bill also but you would be looking down the years.

    I have the A4 estate and with a Dog and Pram/buggy the boot space is gone, the shape of the boot with stuff in it is annoying!
    we find the back seat cramped, and personally not a fan of the seating position.

    I looked briefly at the I40 in 2016 but just didn't like the interior, then I heard various tails of reliability.

    Mondeo has decent space in estate form.


  • Registered Users Posts: 441 ✭✭ Ddad


    I drive a 2 litre manual Skoda Superb on 145km from new. It is very efficient. Not particularly expensive to service or run and it is the nicest car I've owned. Good roadholding and very comfortable on long journeys.

    My wifes car is a new Volvo V60 and I still prefer driving the Skoda. Easy enough to get them fully loaded with extras too but I've noticed they'd tend to have higher mileage.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 982 ✭✭✭ Rrrrrr2


    Hi,

    I'm looking at options for an estate car.
    I currently have a 152 hatch Mondeo but looking at an estate.

    Is it best to stick to a Mondeo estate or what do people think are better ones?

    Is it really worth the hassle of changing? The Mondeo hatch always seemed pretty cavernous to me?


  • Registered Users Posts: 982 ✭✭✭ Rrrrrr2


    dvdman1 wrote: »
    Stay away from luxury brands like Audi BMW volvo etc

    At the budget they’ll likely be older and have more mileage on


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    Rrrrrr2 wrote: »
    Is it really worth the hassle of changing? The Mondeo hatch always seemed pretty cavernous to me?

    Hi,
    I have two golden retriever dogs, and take them out a good bit.
    Would go camping etc a bit too and boot space fills up.

    Looked at a superb estate today, very nice


  • Registered Users Posts: 932 ✭✭✭ bop1977


    Hi,
    I have two golden retriever dogs, and take them out a good bit.
    Would go camping etc a bit too and boot space fills up.

    Looked at a superb estate today, very nice

    I have both, a superb estate and a golden retriever. Plenty of room for him in the boot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,893 ✭✭✭ bennyc


    I drive a 13 Volvo V70 D4 Auto , I love it, the drive is powerful and really smooth and if you want an estate for space and easy loading its the business. There is no boot lip which makes for easy loading and the seats fold flat on a single movement, they seem to be impossible to get at the moment but my advice is to have a test drive of one before you rule it out. I had a roof box and bike rack on last summer for a camping holiday, couldnt believe the amout I got into it. Have coverd 60,000 miles in three years have 150 on it now and no issues at all. Was thinking of changing this year but the V90 is still out of my budget for a while yet ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,405 ✭✭✭ jmreire


    We would be what you might call a Skoda Family...to date, Daughter had a Skoda Roomster biught new in 2008, driven for more than 400'000 Klms, and traded in 2018 for a 2016 Superb ( Daughter still sees the roomster driving around the city ) SIL has a Octavia, (doing big mileage pre covid) Wife has a Superb, Son has anither Octavia. And never a major problem with anyone of them,,always serviced on time. Great car, would niot have any hesitation abour recommending any of them, but my preference would be a 2 Ltr one, if it was available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    bennyc wrote: »
    I drive a 13 Volvo V70 D4 Auto , I love it, the drive is powerful and really smooth and if you want an estate for space and easy loading its the business. There is no boot lip which makes for easy loading and the seats fold flat on a single movement, they seem to be impossible to get at the moment but my advice is to have a test drive of one before you rule it out. I had a roof box and bike rack on last summer for a camping holiday, couldnt believe the amout I got into it. Have coverd 60,000 miles in three years have 150 on it now and no issues at all. Was thinking of changing this year but the V90 is still out of my budget for a while yet ;)

    I never saw a V90, but saw a nice one there. Going to view tomorrow. Budget might need expansion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    jmreire wrote: »
    We would be what you might call a Skoda Family...to date, Daughter had a Skoda Roomster biught new in 2008, driven for more than 400'000 Klms, and traded in 2018 for a 2016 Superb ( Daughter still sees the roomster driving around the city ) SIL has a Octavia, (doing big mileage pre covid) Wife has a Superb, Son has anither Octavia. And never a major problem with anyone of them,,always serviced on time. Great car, would niot have any hesitation abour recommending any of them, but my preference would be a 2 Ltr one, if it was available.

    I'm also looking at a superb estate later today, saw a nice 162 one in my range, well plus a few quid


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