What are they, who they suited for, benefits of ownership, car insurance

An estate car is a great method of travel which provides ample space for passengers as well as ample space for storage and distributing. The definition of an estate car is a car that has a long body and rear door within space behind the rear seat. The estate car can be viewed as a scaled down 4X4 car, with the estate being more economically friendly and generally cheaper in buy and tax.
There is no stereotypical view of who an estate car is suitable for but it does make a perfect car for many people in different situations. Firstly the car is ideal for families; it provides five good spaced seats with plenty of room in both the front and the rear of the car. Not only this but plenty of boot space means that if going away or having a day out, plenty of storage room is available. A large boot also means that if travelling with children, all the necessities such as prams can be carried in the boot without any problems. Many families choose a 4X4 car for the space which they offer, but people should look closer at estate cars as they often offer similar performance but for less cost and also importantly whilst doing less damage to the environment.
Some workmen such as plasterers and builders also choose to buy estate cars, rather than buying a van. This may be for a number of reasons, firstly due to an estate car offering just as much room as some vans. Also it means that the workman can also use the car outside of work for example to take out their family or friends. A van often just provides three or four seats and is not always practical.
Major benefits of estate cars will now be outlined; the main benefit without doubt is the space which these cars offer. Many manufacturers produce estate cars which mean that there is plenty of choice for people wishing to buy one, ranging in standards; companies such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen and Skoda all produce estate cars. These estate cars are also often very good at performance, despite their size; high performing estate vehicles are available which means people wishing to have a family car which is also high in performance can now buy these. Such cars include the BMW M5 and an AMG version of the Mercedes Benz E class.
Car insurance for estate cars is gained in the same ways as any other car insurance within the UK. The price of the insurance will be determined based on the individual and the manufacturer. The individuals age and also their driving history will determine how expensive the insurance is, a young driver who holds driving offences is likely to face an expensive insurance policy. The cars performance such as its value and also the emissions it produces will be considered for the insurance policy, the car will have been allocated an insurance group, which range from group one to group twenty.