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2012-2013 Audi A3 or BMW 1 series ~13k?

  • 04-01-2022 11:34am
    Registered Users Posts: 17 shanksadams

    I recently got my driving license and looking for a budget premium hatchback (Automatic), that the wife with an L license could easily drive. Insurance quotes ( for the both of us have been around €2200-2300 (I am a N driver), for bmw 1.6L 1 series cars. The maximum i could spend including insurance, tax and all other costs is about 15k, so i figured something around 13k with a 6 month warrranty would be ideal.

    We are planning to have kids in a year or so and wondering if a A3 is a better choice, considering the space in the backseat, Like the 1 series as its more fun to drive. I am buying a car for the first time in Ireland, I know a Golf is a better and more practical choice but want to own an Audi or a BMW for a couple of years (merc doesn't really have anything in that price range). I would really appreciate any tips or insights, Thanks !

    PS : Some of the cars, i have come across so far.