I'm looking for advice in regard to purchasing a new car. I currently have a 2003 VY Commodore SV8, and I am looking for something a little smaller and more economical to run.
The new car needs to be suitable for a family of four and will be mainly used for commuting to work and to sporting events on the weekend.
Ideally I would like a car that is good value and also has a reasonable level of performance and handling. I have been looking for something around the $30,000 range.
I quite like the Skoda Octavia Wagon, Honda Civic, and I am impressed with the new Subaru Impreza. I have also considered the ever-reliable Toyota Camry, and the Car of the Year, the Volkswagen Tiguan.
What car and, in particular, what model would you recommend to suit a family that is good value and also has reasonable performance and handling?