TOYOTA 86 GTS
The base model 86 arrived in 2012, stunning everyone with its low $29,990 asking price. It’s a bargain but fairly no-frills. Another six grand will get you into the next model up — the GTS. The extra buys 17-inch alloy wheels, 6.1-inch screen with satnav, sports seats with leather and rear wing. It shared the 2012 Carsguide Car of the Year with its Subaru BRZ twin.
VERDICT The Veloster makes a bold statement but the 86 lives up to the hype. It’s a classic sports car for not much money