Which vehicle would you recommend for a working gardener who also needs to transport a family?

I am very confused. I have a 10-year-old Fiesta that I am also now using to carry all my gardening equipment, plants and sundries in. Three years ago, I became a part-time, self-employed gardener. I now need something bigger to carry all my equipment that has low running costs. I have thought of a van, but I still need a car as I have a family. Most cars that seem large enough are well out of my price range of approximately £15,000. I would love new, but something a year or two old would be considered.

Asked on 8 June 2013 by CP, via email

Answered by Honest John
A Citroen Berlingo Multispace is the most obvious. Double fold the seats away and there's almost as much space as in the Berlingo van, and a low load lip for loading lawnmowers, etc. It’s also cheaper to insure than a van.
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