After much deliberation we decided to keep Gen's Polo and get a second cheap-but-good car for holidays and long journeys etc.
It's a late 2001 530d SE with pretty much immaculate leather interior, and climate all working.
All for well under £1000. I bought it from a trusted acquaintance so I know it's a good 'un. It could do with new shocks (pretty much everthing else has been replaced) and the EGR valve needs cleaning but I'm OK with that.
For those of you that think you've bought a good looking car (especially GT variations ) just cast your eyes over this BMW. Beautiful both inside and out.