Small car for all uses?

I'm looking for a cheap new car to do all things... it'll be a compromise and your HJ review points me towards a Fiat Nemo.

A Panda is just too small with only 4 seats. It's got to be cheap to buy/run/insure, reliable, and have the potential to last a good 10 years.

My kids are 13, 14 and 16 so I'm looking for something that they can learn in and occasionally borrow.

I'm keen on a Qubo or Nemo (not keen actually, but see that they'll do the job and won't tempt teenagers to drive up and down the seafront!) and want to know if I'm making a sound choice, and especially which diesel engine is best in the long run, a 1.3 multijet or a 1.4 PSA.

Asked on 4 April 2012 by cycling Si

Answered by Honest John
Citroen Nemo or FIAT Qubo. Hard ride and actually quite nasty to drive unless fitted with the Dualogic auto: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/fiat/fiat-qubo-13-.../ I think they all now have the FIAT diesel engine.
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