no solution to compact ..quizzed the company that would cover the 530 but not compact..as Joss said its the preception of the car ..the compact could attract attention even before it moves , the 530 despite being more powerful and valuable apparently wont be subjected to what the compact could be ???
So ..the choices could be a Focus Ecoboost ( he has some cash for deposit and i said i would ' help' him with the rest ) or a Mini Cooper or just use his cash and insure the 530 touring
The 5 is ideal as he goes to downhill tracks so bikes on roof , his mates in and space in boot..it is infact teh alround cjheaper option.