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Ford C-Max and Ford Grand C-Max

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Car Choice: In need of a bit of extra legroom for grandad

Jane Beale's father has a hip problem which means that he can only fit into her Volvo V70 in the front passenger space with the seat pushed back as far as it will go. If Jane travels in the back of any car she is sick, so her husband, who is 6ft 2in, has to sit behind the driver's seat – leaving her two teenagers with precious little room behind their grandpa. So, is there anything that will take all of the family in comfort and safety within a budget of £10,000?

Car Choice: The family's growing and it's time to give up the runaround

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Car Choice: Wanted: A narrow vehicle fit for wide-open spaces

Camay Winfield is after a small estate or something equally spacious because she spends a lot of time out in the wild, camping with her grandchildren. She has a 2007 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXi. Assuming she gets up to £6,000 for the Corsa, her budget is £7,000. The one complication is that she can't have a car any wider than the Corsa because her driveway is so narrow, with clearance in places of just six inches either side of the mirrors.

Peugeot shows off 508 saloon and estate

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Vauxhall Meriva MPV

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Car Choice: Just grand for a grandmother on the go

Lesley Jacques is a young-at-heart grandmother with three grandchildren aged three months, six months and four years, and she has developed rheumatoid arthritis in her knees. She wants to swap her two-year-old Vauxhall Corsa Breeze for something larger. Lesley can add an extra £2,000 to the budget. She wants an automatic gearbox, three rear seats – suitable for two baby seats and an adult – plus lots of boot space.

Seat expands the Ibiza range

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