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The best family cars for some really specific circumstances

No two families are the same. So why should your cars be?

  • If your significant other insists on an SUV: the Subaru Outback

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  • If your significant other still digs in their heels and insists on a ‘premium’ SUV, like the Q5 the neighbours have: Audi A4 Allroad

  • If your idea of a holiday is always ‘the beach’, regardless of season, temperature or marine wind warnings: VW Type 2 bus

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  • If it turns out that you've been Australian this whole time: a Holden Calais V V8 estate

  • If you want to have it all – a classic car that still nails family duties: a Mercedes W123 230TE

  • If your children are quite sporty, outdoorsy or play large musical instruments: a Volkswagen Multivan

  • If you’re in the same boat as the previous family, but Alastair plays chukkas on a Saturday morning and Arabella has cello recital right afterwards: a Range Rover

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  • If you have a... let’s say ‘Catholic-sized’ family: Honda Odyssey tuned by Bisimoto

  • If you have the aforementioned Catholic-sized family and your significant other does what significant others do and insist on an SUV: a Ford Flex

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  • If you wear fawn-coloured chinos and commute by folding bicycle: a Nissan Leaf

  • If neither you, nor your spouse is taller than six feet, you don’t go camping and you prefer to use a Baby Bjorn rather than a gigantic pram: the Golf GTI

  • If you actually have some leeway in the purchasing decisions and who are we kidding when does that ever happen: the W204 Mercedes C63 AMG estate

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