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As I will retire in September or so, I will part with my company car - the lovely but expensive Volvo XC60 T8. Was thinking of getting a VW ID i.e. the new electric car but decided to wait going electric as 1) reluctant to buy the first version and 2) delivery too late vs. need for new car and 3) charging stations too few (and with clunky payment methods).

After much thinking, including concluding that we now can down-size, I opted for a VW Golf GT as it has quite modest CO2 emission, extras I want, depreciation not too bad and (I hope) decent quality. Among the extras: heater w. timer/remote, ear drum damaging stereo and grey metallic paint.
 
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1nfinity84

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Hello GM :),
one thing you might want to consider is the Hyundai i30 or the i30N, with the performance pack you can get upto 280 hp (or something like that). The car is nimble as hell, agile and almost surgically precise when driving. A real joyful car, much like the mk1 golf GT was.

So there's that. Or you might want to consider the Kona or Tucson. Both of them are really good, in my experience the Tucson has quite decent build quality.

... btw, yeah, I'm a hyundai fan...used to sell them and I think they offer better price to value ratio. :)
 

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That sounds good GM. I fondly remember my mk2 Golf GTi. White (why on earth I got white I will never know) in August 1990. Had it for two years and did over 110,000km.

If I had a decent budget I cannot think of any cars that I would buy because I like their looks. BMWs have hideous front end grills. So often you have to look at the badges on cars to know what make and model because they are all so similar.

In the UK the infrastructure isn’t there to go plug-in EV so hybrid would have to be the way.