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Replacing i3 with small luxury car

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Ruggles Mon 02-Nov-15 14:41:28

Some advice please.

I am thinking of replacing my BMW i3 but am hooked on driving a small, luxury car. Any ideas or advice based on your own experiences?

TIA, Ruggles.

BikeRunSki Mon 02-Nov-15 14:46:29

A really well appointed Mini?

Ruggles Mon 02-Nov-15 14:49:47

Thanks, I've been in a good mini and really liked it. Have you experience of either of them?

AmyBecker Mon 02-Nov-15 14:56:54

Yeah i'd go for the likes of the Audi A3 Sportback, A1, Volvo V40 or the Mercedes A Class.

All depends on what you want most from the car really

Ruggles Mon 02-Nov-15 15:06:35

Thank you, off to look at all of those. Also seen the Mercedes GLA. Want a car that can handle rural roads, ferry around a couple of kids and is very safe. I don't want a big 4x4 but do like all of the trimmings. My i3 has been fab, but had a puncture and now worrying about the thin tyres and BMW assist.

AmyBecker Mon 02-Nov-15 15:58:09

Volvo V40 has a great safety rating, It's reliability is great too so doubt you'll run into many problems if that's your option.

I know someone who has it an they're driving from Wales to Liverpool all week and she's ran into no problems at all so far. I think it's definitely worth a look smile

Ruggles Mon 02-Nov-15 16:15:16

Thanks Amy, will def look at it as Telegraph give it a good write up. I like hearing about real people's experiences, so thank you. smile

BikeRunSki Mon 02-Nov-15 16:31:59

I had a Mini Cooper when they first came out (2002 , not 1962!) and loved it's compactness and power. Very nippy, great fun and a dream to park. We test drove a Cooper works edition, but cost and sense got the better of us!

I have no experience of an A1.

AmyBecker Wed 04-Nov-15 10:58:47

Yeah i'm exactly the same, Good look with it though! grin

Just a tip, I do look at user reviews on what car. But also like to look around and find as much info as I can on the car! Basically like reviews, buyers guides. Stuff like this actually really helps.

Found one you might want to take a look at:

Ruggles Mon 09-Nov-15 11:56:15

Thanks Amy. So exciting doing all this research!

Buttercup27 Mon 09-Nov-15 12:02:36

I would be a bit wary about which mini you look at if you want a small car.
I parked in between 2 different minis in the supermarket the other day and they were both longer and taller than my car. I drive an a4 estate !!!

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