Looked at the Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1, Pug ? (what ever the tiny Pug is called) Seem less of a 'proper' car than the VW group offerings. Think it will definitely be one of that trio or Polo / Ibiza if we go up a size.
When we bought the IQ we had the same feeling about all of those, even the Aygo! I suspect they've all upped their game now.
Is the problem with the general public right there.
See a car for £6000 and complain it doesn't have the features of a £10,000 car.
Company puts features in (upping the price) and people complain it's not too expensive.
Sales of the original C1/107/Aygo were huge, sales of the second gen models are lower.