J i m s t e r wrote:
If you are not TOO bothered about size (
) but still a bit practical, then you would do well to consider a top spec Audi A2 1.4TDI
Well ahead of their time, 100% aluminium so not rust, frugal, bit different
Will be my next car when the Lupo gets a bit too long in the tooth
The A2 was designed by Luc Donckerwolke, who did the Murcielago too.
A2 is also all-aluminium, so shouldn't rot. Future classic.
Bought my wife an A2 TDi last year and managed to find one with only 30k on the clock on an 04 plate. I can't fault it in anyway. It's used mainly for school and Sainsbury runs but still equally good for 4 adults due to the ergonomics in the rear seat area. Simple but ingenious.
Not a massive boot but I can get two bikes in the back with wheels removed and seats folded down. This one has the panoramic glass roof which didn't work when i bought it. Put it in to Audi for a cam belt service and whilst it was there they replaced the whole roof. All this under warranty as the Open Sky has a 15 year warranty.
Also bought the 90bhp model and given it's so light it is very very nippy indeed.
All in I can't fault £30 a year road tax and 60+ mpg.
If you are interested in one then there is a very active owner's club forum which has a classified section. Google A2OC.
1989 Marin Pine Mountain. Pre Zolatone. Owned from new,
1989 Marin Pine Mountain. All original. As new
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