What cars do you suggest for performance on the cheap?

I've had six cars since 2002, and never spent more than £900. My favourites were the Corolla GTi, 2 litre Civic petrol and 2.2 litre Civic diesel, for performance at a cheap price. Due to living in a LEZ, I've sadly not had a car for a few months. What are my options?

Asked on 12 April 2024 by paul branney

Answered by Andrew Brady
I think the days of sub-£1,000 performance cars are history - especially if you're looking for one that's ULEZ compliant. I'd be looking for a petrol Skoda Octavia vRS. It's an underrated (and surprisingly practical) hot hatch - around £2500 will get you a ULEZ-compliant example from around 2006.
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