The Mini Countryman is now the front runner, I have one reserved with BMW Park Lane at a cracking uk military rate. I just need to check out one in the flesh tomorrow to make sure it is suitable and can fit the wheelchair in with the back seats available for use. The car in questions is:
Mini Countryman 1.6D Cooper
- manual gearbox
- light white paint
- 16" 5 single spoke alloys
- Pepper pack
Forgot to ask if it has the black roof and mirrors, it will be too white otherwise. It's 65mpg and £30 year VED and will save me £80/month over the current Cooper Auto.
Some good alternatives suggested, but this deal stands out, is available straight away and requires minimal effort to buy.