Wife is due our baby in a few weeks time. We just took delivery of the car seat, pram etc etc.
I figured I'd do a trial to see how easy it was to get the Car seat and pram into my 08 plate 3 door S3. Epic fail. The front seats dont move far enough forward to get the car seat in without some serious manouvering and twisting. Pram fits, but only just. End result is that I'm now considering moving on to another motor. In an ideal world I'd just go get myself a sportback and be done with it, however I'm not willing to commit any of my savings to another car and I'm not wanting to have any form of finance. I own my car clear and free.
Been searching around and have delevoped an affiliation for the Mazda 3 MPS. I found one reasonably close to where I live and contacted the garage to see what they would offer as part ex. The MPS is a 59 plate with 20k on the clock up for £12995 (my car has 48k and is due its timing belt shortly). They've pretty much offered me a straight swap for my car, which I'm a little surprised at if I'm honest.
So, would you? or do I just get my timing belt done and live with the car?
The other half does have her own car (Ford Focus) so its not like we're desperate, but I figured I'd ask opinions. Concerns are the depreciation of the MPS vs the S3. My car may be a tad older and has 30k more miles, but it appears to be holding its value substantially better. MPG and VEC seems to be about the same and it looks like the MPS is slightly cheaper to insure.
Any meaningful advice would be appreicated