The poor old estate car has come in for a tough time of it in recent years. The problem has nothing to do with the products themselves, which continue to improve with every generation, but with buyers discovering something they deem to be better.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class features in the latest instalment of our regular used car review series. Filmed at top-rated car supermarket Fords of Winsford, we narrowed down our search to an 18,000-mile C250d Sport from 2015, which we then used as a basis to show how the C-Class fares for practicality, what it’s dashboard layout is like to use and how easy it is to get comfortable.
Progress is a wonderful thing, but with it comes the inevitable need to say farewell to those things with which we have become familiar. In automotive terms this could eventually include the internal combustion engine and even the ability to drive a car yourself, but even the most optimistic estimates put those kind of shifts in the middle of the next decade.
When the original Nissan Qashqai arrived on the scene at the end of 2006 it kickstarted a revolution in the way people thought about family transport. Here was a car that offered all of the space and much of the stylistic appeal of an SUV, but with the low purchase price and running costs of a five-door hatchback.