THE CCW VIEW
If your idea of motoring fun involves sweeping down a country lane with the roof down, then you’ll love the Spider. It’s better looking than an MX-5 and feels more alive than a Lotus Elan M100. All the right sports car ingredients are there – a lively engine up front, adequate power going to the back, and an emphasis on keeping things light and uncluttered in the middle. The Series 3 may lack the Duetto’s clean lines, but we doubt that you’ll mind when you can get one for less than £8k. We love it!