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bitchstewie

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Thinking out loud a little here and searching doesn't seem to like 2 character search terms, but I'm still debating changing cars, and I keep coming back to rather liking the Audi A1.

Is there anything out there, or imminent that is small, 3 door, reasonably nippy in real world terms, and without wanting to sound too pretentious, has a bit of quality about it in that dull way that Audi do?

I'd also be interested in any feedback from owners.

Codswallop

4,380 posts

78 months

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Mini?

Jimbo.

2,869 posts

73 months

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Fabia (1.2 TSI through to vRS), Polo R-Design (1.2 TSI) or GTi. Mini, Fiesta, Mito, Mazda2, Peugeot 208 etc, etc. Loads of choice in this sector!

PumpkinSteve

2,462 posts

40 months

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What about that BMW 0 series, is that still happening?

paulmon

704 posts

125 months

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VW UP! GT when it arrives. I've just bought the UP Black and whilst it may not be the fastest thing in the world its got bags of character, weighs around 900 KG and sips fuel. My wife, who drives it most of the time prefers it to the Mini Coopper S she had before and says feels it is bigger.



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bitchstewie

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paulmon said:
VW UP! GT when it arrives.
Not that small smile

bitchstewie

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So nobody here has got an A1?

Dr G

11,052 posts

126 months

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A1 is a good giggle actually, nice pointy turn in and if you stick to sensible sized wheels the ride is acceptable for the class too (18s look cool but give a real jiggly edge). the petrol turbo motors are entertaining little things and the 1.6 diesel is frugal even when driven with gusto. I've not tried a 185 or a 2.0 diesel in one yet.

Personally I think they look fantastic and the interior particularly has a nice feel good factor to it. Quality materials and for the most part free of mini style chintz. Really does need a few options mind, a base one is very basic indeed.

Schuey M

178 posts

26 months

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Lovely little motors especially with sline trim and seats. Fiat 500 abarth is a close rival

va1o

13,558 posts

91 months

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bhstewie said:
So nobody here has got an A1?
Yes, not the S-Tronic though.

I like it, it's easily the most premium of any supermini and feels really well put together. Looks nice also and well equipped. Interior space a little tight but it's roomy enough. Running costs are very low with excellent fuel economy, cheap tax, 5 year servicing pack and residuals forecast to be strong.

Having also owned SEAT and VWs, you can see where the extra money goes.

davepoth

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83 months

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Looks OK, but I'd consider the new Fabia as well.

bitchstewie

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va1o said:
Yes, not the S-Tronic though.

I like it, it's easily the most premium of any supermini and feels really well put together. Looks nice also and well equipped. Interior space a little tight but it's roomy enough. Running costs are very low with excellent fuel economy, cheap tax, 5 year servicing pack and residuals forecast to be strong.

Having also owned SEAT and VWs, you can see where the extra money goes.
Thanks for that, which engine please and how do you do against the published figures?

I've just been looking at the brochure on the new A3 and that appears to have increased significantly in price.
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