A merciless glimpse of a future we by no means received, this supermini will look cool ceaselessly. The problem that everybody talks about is that its aluminium physique is dear to repair if pranged. The diesel engine will ship greater than 60mpg on an extended jaunt, however the perky 1.6-litre petrol is the most effective all-rounder. Costs will proceed to comply with a delicate upwards trajectory supplied the mileage is affordable, the situation is mint and the historical past is complete.

One we discovered 2000 1.4 SE, 34k miles, £4900

Lotus Evora

The Evora is as shut as you’ll come to the individuals’s Lotus. Successfully a scaled-up, hardtopped Elise however with a smidgen of practicality, the Evora is a scintillating every day proposition, and also you don’t want the hardcore GT430 to have enjoyable on observe. Match and end is common and operating prices are above common, however in contrast with, say, the Aston Martin DB9, it’s a cut price. It appears to be like great, you possibly can squeeze a few nippers within the again and it’s, in fact, wonderful to drive. Early Evoras have gotten financially enticing now so might be properly definitely worth the danger.

One we discovered 2009 3.5 V6 Launch Version, 69k miles, £24,995

Volvo V70