Car salesmen have a very difficult job trying to convince customers to buy an estate car these days. For some reason, the marketing machine has brainwashed the masses into thinking that gigantic SUVs are the perfect companion to family life.
In reality, an elongated estate can carry more gear, tends to be more enjoyable to drive and, in our opinion, look a lot prettier than the majority of bulbous faux-by-fours that play the starring role in most daily school runs.
That final point is entirely down to personal opinion – but the other points are not open for discussion and if you need the proof then take a look at the new BMW 5 Series Touring, which can haul an impressive amount of kit and remain a joy to drive.
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