The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the best small SUVs to drive. It has a questionable record for reliability though.
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The 1997-2004 Audi A6 offers a lot of luxury for just a few thousand dollars. Unfortunately, repair bills can be incredibly high.
The Honda CR-V is one of the best family car options available. It’s spacious, reliable and good to drive as well.
The BMW 325i coupe is a sportier version of the popular 3-Series sedan. It handles very well, and suits two passengers best.
The Porsche Cayenne is an SUV that handles a little like a sports car - and it has off-road ability. Prices for used Cayennes are now low, but the cost to run one is very high.
The Nissan Safari is a tough, durable and work-ready large SUV. Its size and the way it drives make it better for the country than the city.
The Toyota RAV4 is a small-to-medium size SUV that is at home both in the city and at the ski field. A huge boot makes it a solid family car.
The Toyota Corolla RunX is the Japanese import version of New Zealand’s favourite hatchback. It might look similar but a smaller engine in most models means less performance.
The Honda Civic hatchback offers lots of space and is cheap to run. Used import versions with CVT automatics need closer inspection.
The Ford Territory takes the power and handling of a large family car and puts it into an SUV body. Early models are prone to rust and they drink a lot of fuel.