Sports Car suggestions with a 10k Budget....

I'm planning to get a 10k loan out to buy a nice sports car as for 3 yrs i've been driving a 1.6 Ford Escort but it's getting on a bit now and i need another car!

So....not being huge on cars can anyone suggest best value for my money?

I'm 24 yrs old 25 in july. [male!]
I'm coming up to 3 yrs no claims.
So insurance shouldn't be to bad but i'd like to able to pay it off within the budget if possible!

What i'd like is a nice sporty looking car hatchback no neccessarily needed.
Doesn't have to be Brand new but obviously for 10k area i don't want it to be run down either!

alloy wheels , tinted windows would be nice!

any suggestions?

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Golf GTI
Golf VR32 (old shape)
Lexus IS200
Ford Focus ST (this is what I'm saving for - can get a 2006/7 plate for 8-9k)

mazda rx8 for about £6k (3-4 year old)
mistubishi lancer £9k (brand new) basically its the evolution without the turbo

Alfa Romeo GT takes some beating at that price, check out Ebay, make your insurance jump with a big lumped one:

http://*********.co.uk/Alf…A50

Hmmm no Ebay links

you could get a very decent civic type r for that amount or a ford focus st possibly.

also 3 years is not all that good so take that into consideration

Skoda Fabia VRS, Audi S3, Civic Type R are all within budget.

Nissan 350z

Honda s2000

BMW M5 (e39)

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skyline, supra, s2000

fiesta st, or focus st would be my top choice!

what about a corsa vxr? astra vxr nicer but dont think youll find one for 10k.

anyway good luck with your search and let us know what you decide

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all good suggestions so far just stay away from rx8 upkeep will be too expensive

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As mentioned 3 years at 25 is OK, but im 20, and got 3 years.
But now your 25, the insurance should decrease quite a fair bit, as you havent got that under 25 excess to pay if any claims.

Heard the Hyundai coupe is a thrill to drive, atleast the 2.7 is... fully kitted out less than 3 yrs old should be around 10k. Its a Hyundai, if you are not worried about the badge then give it some thought!! Should be a lower insurance band as well.

£10k will buy you a very nice Porsche 911 ]Click Here It should qualify for classic car insurance as well.

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/new/546387.jpg

it wont decrease that much im 24 and have 6 years and only now my insurance is starting to come down.

Keep your dosh in the bank, £600 deposit and £200/month will get you a brand new Alfa Romeo Mito on lease

smartlease.co.uk/alf…tml

I would!! :-D

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yours pics are out of sync smithy?

Seat Leon Cupra or FR

hippoface;5250670

yours pics are out of sync smithy?



:thumbsup:

delboyuk2005uk;5250674

Seat Leon Cupra or FR



I've got a petrol FR with DSG......Goes well:)

Train Driver;5250703

I've got a petrol FR with DSG......Goes well:)



Wanna race?

smithyp1;5250719

Wanna race?



In my company vehicle:whistling:

Megane R26 if you want a capable car, Golf GTI if you want the best put together, or the Focus ST for the split between the two.

smithyp1;5250658

My old car … My old car ........http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj150/smithyp1/026blankreg.jpg http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj150/smithyp1/027.jpgMy new car .......http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj150/smithyp1/048.jpg http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj150/smithyp1/045blankreg.jpgBuy either and you won't be disappointed , although £10k might not get you the new shape just yet.



Agreed. I have a new fn2 myself:thumbsup:


You picked the wrong colour though... Milano Red ftw:p

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I wouldn't touch Renault with a barge pole, they have a terrible reputation for dodgy electrics....Alfa's are very expensive to repair and they are plagued with faults.

The Nisan 350Z and M5 are the 2 I'd consider from the suggestions given.

The Honda st200 isn't Vicky butler Henderson's favourite car for nothing.

jtx;5250784

Agreed. I have a new fn2 myself:thumbsup:You picked the wrong colour … Agreed. I have a new fn2 myself:thumbsup:You picked the wrong colour though... Milano Red ftw:p



Nah...all those swirls and chips ...no thanks

honda prelude - old but goes like stink

Seat leon cupra R?

Though its prob abit cheaper than what your looking to spend, about £7-8k would get you a tidy one with average/low milage. Could prob get one for cheaper than that, plus there not that expensive to run

http://members.lycos.nl/carworldonline/cupra%20R.jpg

A quick £400 remap, which is reliable btw, lotta ppl had it done. And your looking at 265bhp

Mitsubishi Evo..... Borrow loads more and get a 10 (X)

maxmix

http://file048b.bebo.com/6/large/2009/03/29/21/3774038182a10461807481l.jpg

http://file048b.bebo.com/17/large/2009/03/29/21/3774038182a10461748220l.jpg

maxmix;5251899

Mitsubishi Evo..... Borrow loads more and get a 10 (X) :)maxmix



verrrry lush! love evos!

something for me to look into in a good few years time :-D

Another vote for the Honda S2000.

Best car I have ever driven.

donnaraine;5251915

verrrry lush! love evos!something for me to look into in a good few years … verrrry lush! love evos!something for me to look into in a good few years time :-D



The good thing now is 3000 service's are gone, every 10'000 now (SST 6 Speed with paddle gear change)

Anyone can drive one in fully auto too, nice family saloon now

maxmix

Original Poster

some very excellent choices i thank you all! i will be going to garage's saturday so hopefully i will be closer to a decison then and will let you fine people know what i go for!

SEAT Leon Cupra R - I'd go for a MK1, remap it & you'll be laughing

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faevilangel;5250239

mazda rx8 for about £6k (3-4 year old)mistubishi lancer £9k (brand new) b … mazda rx8 for about £6k (3-4 year old)mistubishi lancer £9k (brand new) basically its the evolution without the turbo



Could you give me example specification for Mazda rx8 as i've tried to find it in go compare yet it doesn't seem to find the right car!

Punkytiptop;5262686

Could you give me example specification for Mazda rx8 as i've tried to … Could you give me example specification for Mazda rx8 as i've tried to find it in go compare yet it doesn't seem to find the right car!



Have a look on What Car's site or Ebay ;-)

maxmix

Original Poster

maxmix;5262795

Have a look on What Car's site or Ebay ;-)maxmix



its on the insurance site i'm filling in the correct details but it can't find the car ......:thinking: or if anyone is willing to give me the reg of one they own be even better!

"Currently the RX-8 has not been tested by Euro NCAP and therefore does not have a rating. The Mazda RX-8 is in insurance group 16. All models are fairly expensive to insure."

that rules that car out!

You'd probably find a 4 or 5 year old Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX with 50,000-60,000 miles on the clock on a ]dealer forecourt for less than £10,000.

If you're really lucky, you may find a model with a "PPP" (Prodrive Performance Pack) already fitted.

The annual insurance premium may not fit into your budget, though.

BFN,

fp.

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