Porsche 911 Carrera S // £30,000+
Iconic, ridiculously practical for the sector, an absolute hoot to drive
Everyone’s got one, insurance... er... not much else
So nearly £50,000, eh? For that, you can manage the obvious rivals (like a Porsche Cayman or TT RS, etc), but how about looking at something more prestigious with a few miles under its belt? The bigger, already iconic Porsche 911, for instance. There are plenty of 997 911s available for under £50k, and even a cursory search of Porsche’s UK-wide approved used website reveals decent choice with under 30k on the clock. How about a 385bhp grey metallic 911 Carrera S with PDK and Sport Chrono Package Plus, and just 28,000 miles, including a couple of years left to run on a Porsche warranty? It might not have the ‘new’ appeal of the really rather wonderful Alpine, but you’re getting a lot of car for the money, and one with a broader day-to-day reach than the committed little A110, which only really has space for a few pairs of pants and a briefcase.