It’s funny to think that a car as pretty as the RCZ slipped from Peugeot’s new car line-up with almost no mourning. Two years down the line, that makes this coupé a great prospect for used buyers. Even the lastof-the-line 267bhp R models can be had for £17,000; or, at the other extreme, just £6000 buys a 1.6 THP model with around 80,000 miles, a full history, climate control and leather upholstery.
Listen for knocks from the suspension that indicate loose shock absorber mounts. Check the gearlever doesn’t slip out of third under acceleration and make sure the ABS warning light goes out on the dashboard.