Ive been toying with trading the vectra in for something else. It may be just me bored of the vectra and totally used to it but im sure it doesn’t ride as well as it used to, seems crashy through bumps, seems to be developing more and more rattles and squeaks. When I get out of the corsa courtesy car and get back in the vectra it feels unbelievably heavy, no feel to the brakes and the steering feels very heavy.
Ive got no cash to put towards something else, maybe a grand (I was nearly allowed a totally standard mk1 Golf Gti at the weekend which I saw in the trader but chickened out). So my 54 plate 1.9 CDTi Elite, with nothing that will really add any extra value over a standard car and no mods that would make a dealer whince. 30K miles, im guessing I would be offered £9K? (paid £11995 1 year ago)
So the cars ive been considering but no nothing about. All prestige marques but obviously in the company exec bracket and obviously a few years older and probably more miles, all going for around £11K
BMW 320D SE touring 51/52 Plate
Audi A4 TDI (130) Sport Avant 03 Plate
Audi A4 TDI (130) SE saloon
Jaguar X type 2.0D Classic and Sport
Lexus IS200 51 Plate
The above cars carry the badge well enough to convince my missus to change but I know nothing of the reputation/reliebilty/spec levels etc etc of any of them. I have heard that the jag suffers elec problems, even though its based on the mondeo?
Are there any other similar size alternatives ive not considered?