Hi coopa87 ! Bringing the Inokim Quick 3 ($1300 USD) into play definitely sets the standards to another level, as Inokim is known for their design quality.
One of my favorite scooters of all time is the Inokim Light 2, as the ride quality and size work well for my needs.
Of the scooters you mentioned, I think your best bet might be the Quick 3 (or maybe E-TWOW GT).
At ESG, we haven’t ridden the Quick 3, but it looks like a hybrid between some of the features of the Light 2 and Quick 4. The deck is like the Light, and looks narrow but spacious enough for different riding positions (our biggest gripe w/ Quick 4 was its weight and small/square deck).
One of the biggest differences when it comes to ride quality between the Quick 3 and City is going to be the throttle (Quick 3 is thumb, City is trigger). If you’re not familiar using a trigger throttle, it has a very different response pattern than the thumb throttle you’ll find on most shared scooters.
We prefer thumb throttles in general, as they tend to be more ergonomic and comfortable for longer commutes. With the trigger throttle, your hand can end up in awkward positions (depending on your brake lever, hand grips, etc).
Another note, the City is going to be discontinued not because it’s not a great model, but because it’s a Unicool/Titan offshoot, and those are starting to get phased out by companies like Apollo – that want to set themselves apart.
Another option is the E-TWOW Booster GT SE (also branded as UScooters in the U.S.). It’s $1049 USD and weighs 29 lb / 13 kg and can suit riders up to 280 lb / 127 kg. It also has a thumb throttle, but the 8 in solid tires are going to be smaller than on the City or Quick 3 and are far more portable for loss of some ride cushioning.
We don’t have a head-to-head comparison between the Quick 3 and the GT, but do have one between the Light 2 and GT: https://electric-scooter.guide/comparisons/inokim-light-2-vs-etwow-gt-2020/
My suggestions are Inokim Quick 3 (because I believe in the brand) and UScooters GT. For a little more $, the Quick 3 is going to be far less portable but will probably have a nice ride quality. The GT is ULTRAportable but can handle taller riders, but isn’t going to look or feel as much like a joyrider as the Quick 3 (commuter’s dream tho).
Hope this helps!