As per the title.. Having just sold the Westfalia camper, it just dawned on us that we need a second car. We set ourselves a £15k budget, well I did, my better half thought we’d be more sensible at £10k, but I wanted to buy AUC for peace of mind. In terms of vehicle, we initially thought F20 118d. We enquired on a couple but found a lot were very basic spec and the ones with big specs were quickly sold. This then turned out to be a consistent theme. It seems that there is a huge amount of pent up demand and the world and his wife is out there buying cars. It’s very much a sellers market. This weekend I have had conversations on 6 different cars. In all cases we were pipped to the post by others; sometimes by just an hour. Yesterday afternoon I was about to buy an F10 530d and was minutes from putting down the deposit when my girlfriend saw an X1 and her face lit up. That pointed the search in a new direction. This morning we thought we’d secured the unicorn of of all F48’s - virtually every option box ticked. We lost out by minutes. The only “problem” with that car was the colour scheme which was black interior on white. My other half is more keen on dark coach work and light interior (this is why we’re perfect together since that’s also my favourite). We ended up doing a very speedy deal on a 2016 X1 20i XLine in grey with oyster leather interior and a good amount of toys. We’d decided we wanted a minimum of auto, xdrive, sports seats, nav, heated leather seats, folding ext. mirrors, LED headlights, front & rear parking sensors. We got all of that plus a few extra bits and a 2yr AUC warranty. We’re collecting a week on Saturday once the car is prepped. Although not my first choice of car, (and neither of us have even so much as set foot in one let alone driven one!), I do think that it’s a great accompanying car to the Macan and given the massive smile which came across my girlfriends face; it’s the perfect car for her and I’m delighted she’s so happy. We’ll be tinting the rear windows when we get it and fitting a detachable towbar. Otherwise it’s spot on! I’ll post some pics when I have them.