Five great estate cars to keep the MPVs at bay

James Baggott

As you get older things get more boring, right? Wrong. Yes, you may have accumulated a partner, mortgage and 2.4 children, but that doesn't mean you have to buy a people carrier.

Estates offer just as much flexibility as boring people movers but because they're based on 'normal' cars they handle better and can benefit from some stonking powerplants.

Here we take a look at five great estates that makes carrying the family – and all the associated paraphernalia that goes with them – just a little bit more fun.