Buying a car for Greece

I moved to Athens last year and bought a 2010 Hyundai i30. I now want to replace it with a car I can manouevre through the narrow streets and car parks but which has a bit more poke on mountain roads and longer drives.

Four doors and narrow width a must but cost and economy is not a concern. Any ideas? By the way, you can get a good used Porsche Carrera here for under £10k these days!

Asked on 25 April 2012 by Golddog

Answered by Honest John
Nothing apart from microcars is very narrow these days. But if an Audi S3 isn't too fat, that could be the way to go. Take your point about expensive cars being cheap in Greece. But the motor trade will pick up on that very quickly and suck them all out of the country.
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