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What's a good $15,000 family car?

Asked by M. Treweek

We are looking for a secondhand small to medium car for around $15,000. We have just had the gearbox go in our 5-year-old 2010 Holden Cruze manual after 170,000 km, and we don't want to go Holden again. Which do you think would be the better buy, the Mazda3, Hyundai i30 or a Toyota Corolla? Is there anything else we should look at in the budget?

Answered by CarsGuide

27 Nov 2015 Carsguide.com.au

The three cars you nominate are all sound and good buying in the small to medium class. I wouldn't recommend buying European, they are generally less reliable and more costly to run than cars from Asia. You could also consider a Honda Civic or Kia Rio.

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