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The best used seven-seat cars you can buy for £7k

PA Motoring logoPA Motoring 16/04/2018 Ryan Hirons
We take a look at some of the best seven seats cars available on a budget: The best seven-seat cars you can buy for £7k © PA The best seven-seat cars you can buy for £7k

For large families, having a practical and reliable car is usually a must — but with so many other things to pay for, affordability is valued over most things.

A car that can take all the kids out on an adventure to the beach while packing lots of buckets, spades and spare clothes — while dropping gran off to bingo on the way — may sound cost with so many on the market, there’s plenty of bargains to be found in the classified. We take a look at the seven best seven-seat cars on sale for £7,000£

Ford S-Max

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The Ford S-Max might be the quintessential seven-seater — offering bags of practicality, easy driveability and consistent reliability.

£7k in the classifieds can get you a well looked-after example from the early part of this decade, with high equipment levels if you’re not fussed over higher-mileage — or a strong, low-mileage example for those looking for a more basic package.

Land Rover Discovery 3

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If you need your budget seven-seater to head off-road, look no further than the Discovery 3.

You’ve got the practicality of any MPV, but with the proven capabilities of Land Rover’s off-roading technology. At £7k, you’ll be looking at some pretty high mileage examples so it’s worth taking extra time to find a well-kept model.

Kia Sorento

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Kia has carved its name as one of the most reliable and capable brands in recent years, and you can make sure those boxes are ticked on your seven-seat checklist with a Sorento.

Thanks to the firm’s seven-year warranty, you might even be able to find an example that’s still covered by its manufacturer’s original guarantee within budget.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

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Not every car on this list has to be a big MPV! It’s not the most well-known fact, but Mercedes has offered seven-seat versions of its big estate car.

Sure, at this price you will be looking at pretty well-used examples that could potentially cost a lot more in repairs and service — but do your research, and a gem of a German estate could be yours at a low cost.

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

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At £7k, the C4 Grand Picasso could well be one of — if not the — newest seven seaters you can buy.

For that, you can pick up decent examples from 2014/15, albeit with high mileage. If you’re happy with an older car, you can examples with less than 60k miles with no problem at all.

Nissan Qashqai+2

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The Nissan Qashqai has become one of the most popular cars on the market, and you can get in on the action with a seven-seat variant for under £7k.

Plenty of the used market at this price have high levels of equipment, allowing you to ride in relative comfort and luxury at a pretty low price — all while remaining practical.

Volvo XC90 

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The Swedes know how to make high quality cars that can stand the test of time, and the Volvo XC90 is no exception to that rule.

£7k will land you a very well-kept example from the turn of the decade — offering tons of luxury and a premium badge at a not-so premium badge. You know it’ll run forever, too.

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