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Renault Megane Sport Tourer

dCi 160 - The last “Shaking Your Ass” Renault Megane was something of a Marmite car – you either loved it or hated it. The latest generation looks more conventional, with a conservative-looking saloon and stylish Coupe. The newest member of the family, the Megane Estate, is somewhere in between these two. As [...]

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Volvo V50

DRIVe - Buyers wanting to go green with a Volvo V50 have two choices of the Swedish firm’s DRIVe model: one with the eco-friendly 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine and the other with the same engine but equipped with stop-start technology. The Volvo V50 is based on the Ford Focus, which enjoys a solid reputation [...]

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Audi A5 Sportback

After the A5 Coupe and Convertible, Audi has completed its A5 line-up with an entry-level, five-door fastback that fills a niche that nobody realised was there. With four rings on the front, it will definitely have an appeal to buyers who want a practical premium coupe-style saloon. They just don’t [...]

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Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon

1750 TBi TI - Alfa Romeo has had a real mountain to climb in trying to sell its mid-sized family/executive model, the 159. First launched in 2005, the 159 has some pretty strong rivals in its class, most notably the triumvirate of the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Four years after its initial l [...]

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Skoda Octavia Estate

1.6 TDI CR Greenline - It appears to be a marriage made in heaven, on one side you have Skoda which appeal to the Guardian reading, sensible people concerned with the state of the country and the world, while you have the growing supply of green badged cars into the automotive market. Skoda’s own badge “Greenline” is now [...]

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Honda Accord Tourer

2011 2.2 i-DTEC EX Auto ADAS - The Honda Accord Tourer is a familiar sight on British roads since arriving in its current guise in 2008. The family-sized estate certainly looks the part too, with a stylish appearance and confident stance – but it needs more than good aesthetics to win in a sector with several big fish swimming ar [...]

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Saab 9-3 SportWagon

2.0T XWD - The first word that pops into the head when thinking about the Saab 9-3 SportWagon is “Stalwart” – it feels like its been around for a long, long time, and aesthetically things haven’t changed that much since the 9-3 was launched back in the 20th century! So where does the 9-3 SportWagon fit in the [...]

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Mini One

Clubman - Mini has chosen a good time to launch the latest member of its model range, the One Clubman. The new entry-level estate enters the market just as the iconic little city car celebrates its 50th birthday, but it’s also a good time to launch a car that returns 52.3mpg and emits just 130g/km as we all w [...]

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Peugeot 207 SW

1.6 - The 207 SW looks like a baby 407 SW but still manages to be spacious enough to be classed as a family car. The cabin is high quality and Peugeot's usual range of petrol and diesel engines are on offer. The diesels are disappointing when compared to the petrols. The drive is good but the 207 SW is ra [...]

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Toyota Avensis Tourer

The Avensis saloon was roomy, well constructed, reliable and extremely safe. The Avensis Tourer is every bit as good but with the added bonus of the extra load capacity. You could describe the Avensis Tourer as a stylish work-horse for those who want a reasonably priced estate car.

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Kia Ceed SW

1.6 113bhp GS - Kia has added an SW to the Cee’d line-up and it looks quite good from first glance. With prices starting at under £13,000 for the SW range it certainly sounds like an interesting prospect. We put the car to the test to see if the Korean firm could follow on from the success of the Cee’d, our SW 1.6 [...]

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Peugeot 407 SW

Sport 2.2 HDi - The Peugeot 407 SW is one of the best looking estates on the road - with its angled rear and short overhang it has certainly left the boxy estate looking dated. But is it style with no substance? For the average 4.2 family the 407 SW should have what it takes as long as you don’t have any six footer [...]

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Peugeot 308 SW

Sport THP 150 - The Peugeot 308 SW may have set up a whole new niche in this sector. Not only has the car a big boot – it has seven seats, which means that this car has no direct rival in this sector. We tested the 1.6-litre petrol engine 308 SW in Sport trim, which starts at a price of £17,495.

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Volkswagen Golf Estate

Volkswagen has been building estate versions of its Golf hatchback since 1993 and the company has high hopes for this third generation. The Golf Estate is a good alternative for growing families, offering plenty of space and all the usual reasons for buying a Golf from just over £15,000. Launched wi [...]

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Toyota Urban Cruiser

1.4 D-4D - Manufacturers are inventing new niches of vehicles that are increasingly hard to pigeonhole. But although Toyota’s Urban Cruiser literature avoids use of the term ‘crossover’, like Nissan’s Qashqai, that’s what this all-new model is – a crossover between a compact off-road 4x4 and an on-road family [...]

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Skoda Fabia Estate

1.4 TDi GreenLine - The Skoda Fabia GreenLine Estate offers the perfect combination of space, fuel efficiency and sensible pricing. The ideal car for those who want watch their carbon waistline without compromising on lifestyle. A small car with surprising internal dimensions, the estate version of the Fabia GreenLine [...]

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Peugeot 508

SW - Peugeot has a long history of building superb estate cars and the new 508 SW does nothing but continue this tradition. It’s bigger than its predecessor, the 407, and offers a much improved drive too, so the 508 is a good deal more appealing overall. Is this enough to tempt private and business drive [...]

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Volkswagen Passat Estate

Bluemotion 1.6 TDI - The Passat Estate is the unsung hero of the Volkswagen model range. A workhorse with unexceptional looks, its lack of glamour means its tailor-made for families who want something solid with an air of understated conservatism. It also makes it ideal for the fleet market. Its appeal is now likely to [...]

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Volvo V70

DRIVe 1.6l SE - Since its launch in 2008 the DRIVe badge from Volvo has been used to denote the marque’s most fuel efficient models. DRIVe was originally launched with C30, S40 and V50 models but Volvo has continued to expand the range, and it has grown to encompass the car maker’s full range of the models. The V70 [...]

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Volvo V60

Volvo is best known for its super-practical estates, which makes the new V60 a radical departure for the Swedish firm. It says the V60 is a sports wagon, not an estate, and that load lugging is not the central tenet of this model. Sounds like marketing bunkum to us as the V60’s key rivals are the Au [...]

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Volvo V50

D5 R-Design - The V50 is, unsurprisingly for a Volvo, an estate, but it’s not the huge slab of car you’d usually associate with the Swedish carmaker. It’s a smallish, but perfectly formed family car that trades some of its capaciousness for a more practical size, making it more suitable for urbanites. Its shapeli [...]

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Skoda Octavia Estate

1.8 TSI DSG - Skoda has earned itself a reputation in recent years as a manufacturer of reliable, practical cars that are proving popular with buyers who are prepared to think beyond the old, cruel jokes about the brand. The Czech carmaker has also done consistently well in customer satisfaction surveys over the [...]

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Estate Cars consumer car reviews

Volvo V50

3.5 stars - average customer rating
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Audi A6 Avant

3.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 40 reviews )

Volvo V70

4.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 25 reviews )

Peugeot 407 SW

3 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 23 reviews )

Skoda Octavia Estate

4 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 23 reviews )

BMW 3-Series Touring

3.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 21 reviews )

Renault Megane Sport Tourer

3.5 stars - average customer rating
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Ford Mondeo Estate

4 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 19 reviews )

Vauxhall Astra Estate

4 stars - average customer rating
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Citroen C5 Estate

3 stars - average customer rating
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