Since moving out of the city in September, it has become increasingly clear that my rear wheel drive BMW will not cut it on icy roads in the countryside. My company car is up for renewal in three months and I'm having a tough time finding a replacement, which for the safety of my family should be a 4WD. Sadly we have the stingiest company car scheme in the galaxy. I am not allowed a sports car, and not officially allowed a 4WD. However, I have some assurances that I would be able to have a "normal" car with 4WD. I looked at the Audi A4 Avant Quattro, and the BMW X1. The Audi was a little too expensive unless I was prepared to have a very basic spec, and the X1's anticipated residuals pushed the lease costs too high. The one I was looking at was the Audi A3 Sportback Quattro, because I could get a good spec for my allowance. My issue is that I am compromising a bigger car for 4WD, which can I think be fixed by buying a roof box when we need to go on holiday etc. But now I'm really stuck for any other options. Cars should have a list price of £25k-£28k and as I said, they should not have offroad capabilities. A cash option is not available, I have to have a company car or lose the perk. Thoughts anyone?