What's the best car for a surfer?

I'm looking for a used car that will carry a surfboard inside and is eco-friendly, reliable and easy to service, i.e. mainstream so parts are available. Estimate of 10,000 mileage per annum and my budget is approximately £12,000. A heated windscreen would be a bonus. I'm considering a Toyota Auris estate, Honda Civic and Skoda Octavia estate, manual and petrol. Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks for your help.

Asked on 10 June 2020 by CPH

Answered by Dan Powell
All of the surfers I know drive vans. It might be better to forget the car and buy a Ford Transit Custom kombi. It'll have plenty of space for surf boards and (being a Ford commercial vehicle) will be affordable to service and maintain. You also also get a heated windscreen as standard: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-cus...3
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