Used notchback sedans: It must not always be a combination

Notchback sedans are often a cheaper alternative to combi. These ten models offer large luggage compartments and are considered technically reliable.

07/12/2012 Henning Busse

Not only the PS, the comfort, the design or the price are decisive when buying used cars. Also, the space often plays a significant role in the decision. But who wants to have a well-preserved car with attractive features enough power under the hood and a large space at an affordable price, often entails finding a long face. While station wagons, SUVs or vans meet the needs of customers, but just this car classes are in demand on both the new and the used car market. Thus, the buyers search long for good offers.

However, what many people forget: There is a solution to this problem, namely the so-called notchback sedans are a worthwhile alternative. They are available in different segments and offer what many are searching for comfort, performance and plenty of space. For example, some mid-range models a boot volume of more than 500 liters are available, and thus propose in this chapter models from higher segments. The Ford Mondeo is such a candidate, he has more luggage space than about the BMW 5 Series Touring the previous generation - but only, if not the rear row of seats is folded at Combined representatives of the upper middle class.

Notchback sedan up to 4,000 euros cheaper

On top of that notchback saloons are priced more than attractive, because in the Image Evaluation not be completed for the customer, the front ranks. In general, the combination offshoot enjoy a greater reputation. For this, the best-selling VW Passat is a good example: Execution variant has in this mid-range model in Germany alone accounts for over 80 percent.

this is good news for bargain hunters. Because in order to bring the notchback sedans to the man, the trade settles prices discounted. The Passat the difference between notchback execution and combination variant is up to 4,000 euros - based on the same vehicle age and of comparable equipment and motorization. This is not an isolated case. When Skoda Octavia, Opel Insignia, BMW 5 Series or the Ford Mondeo, the difference is similarly high in order to give other examples. On average, car buyers have to reckon with a cost of at least 9,000 euros.

Compact sedans with large luggage compartment

only raises a question: What notchback sedans leaves technically the best impression? A look at the Dekra used car report shows several models which are considered good or particularly reliable. Auto Motor und Sport presents ten notchback representatives who not only high, but also to its trunk volume in the market. This is all about models from the middle class, upper middle class and the upper class.

The compact notchback sedans should be mentioned at this point. These cars also promise a large luggage compartment generally. The VW Jetta the previous generation, for example, an offshoot of the Gulf, provides the owners a volume of 527 liters available - this is more than an Opel Insignia and even more than a VW Phaeton. However, the range of used notchback sedans from the compact car sector is not large, so they compete on price with some mid-range models.