AUDI A3 MK1
1996-2003 Price: £900
The A3 is the car that brought the idea of an upmarket, plush hatchback into the spotlight. There was a desirable badge on its nose, and it didn’t cost a fortune to buy new at the time. Today, a standard model can be had for very little cash indeed, while the meatier S3 hot hatch will see you part with considerably more.