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My Motability car is due to be changed in 6 months and I’ve started looking around at options.
I’m currently on my third Fiesta automatic (Titanium X), and it suits me very well. The safe, sensible and probably cheapest option is to go for another Fiesta, and if I do that I’ll go for a top spec Vignale, as it has all the features I want / need.
The other options I’m considering are an Audi A1 or Mini. The downsides to both, as they are considered ‘premium’, is that to add the features I want (reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, sat nav); it bumps up the cost considerably. On the Fiesta Vignale, everything is standard aside from the front parking sensors that I would have to pay extra for.
Ultimately I need to test drive the Audi and Mini, which I’ll do over the coming months. Having sat in all three, the Mini has the most attractive cabin; and I do prefer the driving position to the Fiesta. The A1 is, I know, basically a spruced up VW Polo.
With the Mini, another option is the convertible. However, I’ll probably rule this out because rear visibility is pretty poor, both when the roof if raised and lowered.
Does anyone out there who has any experience of these types have any advice / opinions on them and which is best?