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I wondered if you provide some advice. I plan to replace my 2005 BMW Mini Cooper. It has been back and forth from the garage with various faults and it cost £450 to get it through an MOT last year. I would like a car that is built well, a little more boot space, and that holds its value reasonably well. I spend a great deal of time in Cumbria and therefore it would have to be enjoyable on country roads as well as the motorway. I recently spent a long motorway journey in a colleague’s VW Passat and was very impressed. I have never owned a VW before but I really like the look of the VW Scirocco GT with a diesel engine. I also like the Audi A3. Is there anything else I should consider? My budget is approximately £20k - £25k.

Asked on 31 July 2010 by RD, Liverpool

Answered by Honest John
Citroen DS3 1.6 THP 150 at £15,900 + extras. Clarkson loves it. I love it. Every tester seems to. Test and video:
www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/road-tests/citroen/citro...t . But must be the 1.6THP 150 with 6-speed transmission. It's flexible, powerful and economical. I got 44mpg over 700 miles.
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