Some of the cheapest new cars in Britain cost around Â£8,000. Theyâ€™re perfectly worthy, but we know you can get more. This is where the classifieds come in.
For Â£8,000, the world is your oyster. Even if you restrict a search to only looking at the sportiest cars for the money, thereâ€™s endless choice.
Here, we pick out 10 of the best buys at the moment.
The BMW Z3 wasnâ€™t the best sports car when new, but a few years on, it makes a great sports cruiser â€“ particularly with the later 3.0-litre straight-six engine. Itâ€™s effortlessly fast, pleasant to drive and makes a lovely noise.
We saw: 2000 BMW Z3 3.0i (55,000 miles): Â£8,000
A retro modern classic choice, the Fiat Barchetta is left-hand drive only and is based on a 1990s Fiat Punto, but you donâ€™t buy it for the on-limit thrills: you buy it for how it looks, and for its sheer rarity factor.
We saw: 2004 Fiat Barchetta 1.8 (35,000 miles): Â£8,000
The green sports car choice, Hondaâ€™s innovative little CR-Z paired a petrol engine with an electric motor for a form of fuel-efficiency hybrid drive. It also looks distinctive, although itâ€™s not the most practical of cars, even for a sports car.
We saw: 2012 Honda CR-Z Sport (35,000 miles): Â£8,000
One of the most extreme sports cars you can buy for Â£8,000, the S2000â€™s highly strung 2.0-litre VTEC engine demands hard driving and high revs, but the rewards if you do so are out of this world. Itâ€™s Honda-like for reliability as well.
We saw: 2005 Honda S2000 (100,000 miles): Â£8,000
Mercedes-Benz SLK (Mk2)
The much-improved second generation Mercedes SLK was a real step on – particularly in potent 272bhp 3.5-litre V6 SLK 350 guise. The seven-speed automatic gearbox gives it an advanced feel and itâ€™s surprisingly entertaining to drive.
We saw: 2005 Mercedes SLK 350 (50,000 miles): Â£8,000
The archetypal soft-top roadster is everyoneâ€™s favourite budget sports car. Charming, friendly and oh so easy to drive, the little Mazda isnâ€™t the worldâ€™s best-selling sports car for nothing, you know. Top-notch reliability adds used market kudos.
We saw: 2009 Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport (30,000 miles): Â£8,000
The 350Z put Nissan sports cars back on the map: the Z car had returned. Itâ€™s a traditional sports car in its lack of refinement and so-so quality, sadly, but overlook all that for the way it drives, sounds and handles.
We saw: 2007 Nissan 350Z (60,000 miles): Â£8,000
The sporty Peugeot thatâ€™s so much more exciting than a period hot hatch. Equipped with tuned suspension and a powerful range of engines including a GTI-like 1.6-litre turbo, itâ€™s a good-looking charmer thatâ€™s widely available in the secondhand market.
We saw: 2010 Peugeot RCX 1.6 THP GT (70,000 miles): Â£8,000
The Porsche Boxster was a groundbreaking two-seat soft-top roadster in so many ways â€“ not least for the fact it saved Porsche by opening up its model range to a whole new wave of customers. It still stands up to scrutiny today.
We saw: 2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7 (100,000 miles): Â£8,000
Itâ€™s far from perfect: naturally itâ€™s small and not very practical, while its automated manual gearbox will always be frustrating. But look at the positives. It has a mid-mounted engine, is rear-wheel drive, looks great and costs pennies to run. Budget sports car heaven, no?
We saw: 2007 Smart Roadster Finale (35,000 miles): Â£6,000
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