Thank you everyone who has posted.
Your clubmans sound good
but out of my budget unfortunately!
I had to get something sorted this weekend, my choices were limited due to budget and availability locally. I did ring up about a private mini - told it had been withdrawn from sale
. Therefore decided it was fate to check out an A3; deposit paid subject to me liking it after valet (only just arrived when we viewed and was filthy).
A mini will have to wait for now! Really appreciate your advice - thank you