Been a one car family for a while since work is close by but may have to buy something soon. as it won't be used much i don't want to spend much... any ideas? The only criteria is that it has to have room for two baby seats in the back.
Subaru or Honda. A mate who is a European car specialist (mechanic come business owner) reckons they're the two Asian brands that are head and shoulders above the others in terms of quality, reliability ...etc. Subaru have some pretty sweet "sports wagons" that might do the trick for you.
i got a vw polo, have a look at the golf, may be a bit small, doubt you would have the budget for a deisel one, my polo, only 104,000 1600cc motor and nothing wrong, good fun to drive too - 4 grand it cost me, prob too small for you but the cash i save on fuel makes it worth while, wouldn't go for a larger vw, seem to not be too reliable
i'd always get inside the cars before you decide, can be deceptive
here's a golf, 1999, 105,000, and all with 6.5 litres per 100k
Love my Subaru's, I'm currently an owner of a slightly modified 2005 Subaru WRX Club Spec Evo 8.
" That's a long name haha"
They are great reliable cars, AWD is very handy in winter but it does drink a bit if I am in boost, probably doesn't help that I have boosted it up and added some mods, but for you, stick to a non-turbo, I would probably go get a 1998-2001 Subaru impreze RX, they are good little cars and you can pick them up for under $9K