RE: Trade In Value
We looked at the Zoe and enjoyed driving it. It is too small for our needs. It has as many seats as the Fluence we now have, and the Zoe is a great city car that I would buy if we lived in a city.
But City cars don't make good cars on A-roads, which is what we normally use. They have a shorter wheelbase, and the crumple zones are not there, so comfort, stability and safety are compromised.
Sure, city cars can zip up the motorway, and are improved over earlier generations, but it's not their forte. For my mix of open roads, motorways and very little town driving, the Fluence is a better choice.