It's time to replace my car. I currently drive a Vauxhall Insignia, but it's getting on a bit and I no longer need anything that big.
Budget is about 12K (I'm looking at used cars up to about 3 years old). I've tested a 2017 Astra 1.6 CDTi ecoFLEX Elite Nav, and really liked it.
These days, I value comfort and economy over thrills, and I'm committed to a top spec trim - I love gadgets, and I want my next car to have them all (including the ones I know I'll never use). I've spent my whole life with basic spec cars. No more - if it can be automated, motorised, controlled via touch screen or heated, I'm having it . A decent sound system would be nice, too.
My commute is 25 miles on the A1, so decent fuel economy would be a plus (the abovementioned Astra seems to tick that box).
Strangely, I've never owned a Ford, so should probably try a Fiesta (or is the Focus a more appropriate alternative to the Astra?). My brother is a Seat fan, so the Leon/ Ibiza are also in scope.
Anything else I should have a look at (or avoid)?