The used Ford S-Max is so much fun to drive, it's practically a Ferrari! There's also a cabin that's so roomy you could live in it, a range of versatile seating options and a fine range of equipment. The range kicks off with the 143bhp 2.0-litre petrol. While this has merit, a better option is the super-smooth turbocharged 2.0 Ecoboost SCTi petrol. But families are always looking for economy, so the TDCi diesels are the most popular. If you often have a full load, aim for the higher-powered 138 or 161bhp versions.
Behind the wheel, the used Ford S-MAX's steering practically speaks to you, and a mountain goat would be proud of the grip. There's a little wind noise, but not much from the road, making motorway duties a pleasure. The rear five seats all fold down and kit is good. As standard, you've got dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, Bluetooth and four electric windows. The Titanium and Titanium X Sport add lots of goodies, such as automatic lights and wipers and DAB radio.