When you are looking for a used car, there is a huge choice facing you.  Nearly every vehicle is available as a good quality second hand car but some last the test of time better than others.  So if you are visiting a car dealer such as Motorparks, what are the cars you should be watching for?  What are the best used family cars for 2016?

Ford Focus

It isn’t a surprise that Ford cars top the list of the best used family cars for 2016.  The Focus is great for the small family and come with a range of different engines sizes to suit all requirements.  The space in the car is always a surprise with plenty of space for the kids in the back and a 316 litre boot size for that grocery shopping.  The car has both a top reliability reputation and also a five-star rating in the NCAP crash tests.

Volkswagen Golf

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If you want to spend a little bit more money on your used car, then the VW Golf is an ever popular option.  It has the looks while the interior is well built and looks classy.  The 1.4 litre engine offers that winning blend of performance with sensible running costs while there are larger engine sizes available if you prefer a little more horsepower.

Skoda Octavia

Gone are the days when Skoda were the laughing stock of the car world.  Today their cars are well made, reasonably priced and have a sturdy look to them.  This is a practical family car with a big boot and a comfortable amount of seating for five people.  The usual range of models includes those with alloy wheels as standard, cruise control and even parking sensors.

Vauxhall Astra

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Vauxhall Astra models offer great value for money on the used car market and are very economical to run.  These cars are ideal family models with a good range of standard features such as air conditioning while there is plenty of leg room and boot space for the kids and the shopping.

Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 is ideal if you want something a little different to the normal family car without going into the high prices of something like a Mercedes or a BMW.  Mazda cars have plenty of room in them and good handling that makes them enjoyable to drive.  They also have a high reliability that means you can buy them with confidence.

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