What car is best for carrying dogs?

I need to replace our expensive to run 2007 Kia Sorento . It must accommodate up to three large dogs and cope with winter weather and rural roads for our family dog business. I have £22,000 to spend and am drawn to the Skoda Octavia Estate with DSG. What do you think?

Asked on 18 November 2013 by Simon, Buckinghamshire

Answered by Honest John
In my view it is basically stupid to destroy a good car by carrying dogs in it. Far better to keep a decent car for personal use and buy an ex-police dog van with proper cages and ventilator. These regularly come up at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions on Tuesdays, usually based on Mondeo or Focus estates and sell for £1000 - £2000.
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