hi I currently drive a mazda 3 2.0 sport red 2009 hatch back executive spec it seems it's a special edition so I've been told by mazda dealer at msl I was looking to ask your advice on your recommendation for the highest spec cars hatchback or saloon as I'm considering to trade in and upgrade , my budget been €10000 plus my trade in with this would possibly like to go up a few years low road tax engine 1.6 up to 2.0 , I was looking at the volvo v40 r design but any advice appreciated
Your Mazda sounds a lovely car but, as an 11-year-old example, high spec or not it is probably going to be worth around €5,000, which – on a trade-in – is going to get pushed down to about €2,500-€3,000. Operating on a budget of €13,000 on that basis, the Volvo is not a bad shout (and it will have lovely, comfortable seats), but you also ought to consider the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class, all of which are in your budget and available with economical engines for the right price. You might also want to look at models of the MINI, which could be a fun alternative after the Mazda3.
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