The 147 is the car of the year 2001 (first one of the 21st century)...
The car is placed in the compact-lexury segment...together with Audi A3, BMW 3compact, Merc. Sport Coupe....I tried all of them....and I can tell you the following.
Audi-->it is a pure VW Golf with lets say more lexury and bigger price tag...so get a Golf if you like the A3 and save some money.
BMW-->nice car but....and king of "I didnt save enough money to get the full 3rd series"....so the car has no personality
Merc--> this is by far the worse of all these cars. The steerign wheel is HUGE, the arm rest is not ajustable...so changing 2-4-6 you have to move your arm like a truck driver...and that car is about 5000Euro more...
the future...look at the BMW 1st series...like some one called it
In terms of retail values...dont worry....
Look at the Audi UK site...and their test of A3, Merc. BMW and 147 diesel...they compare the new diesels of all three whit the UniJEt 147 115hp not the MultiJet..140!!! NO more comments
Get the 147 and sleep wheel