I know what you mean about having two expensive cars on the drive, I never thought I would have an X6 and a 911. The funny thing is I have a new focus diesel at the moment (hire car) and I have to admit its brilliant. With 163hp, a dual clutch gearbox and great handling it's great to drive. Its very well equipped, nav, dab, bluetooth (audio and phone) and is cheap to buy/run. Love it
I think it's worth trying as many cars as possible when buying a new car as you may just find something that totally surprises you.
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