What can I buy for £10k that's FUN?

Great website and I love reading your advice every week.

Having spent far too much on a house extension, I can no longer buy the 981 Cayman I desire.

I wonder what your thoughts are for fast manual fun for £10k?

My current shortlist includes Reanaultsport Megane 250, Fiesta ST, Z4 coupe, TT MKII 2.0 TFSi manual and a Scirocco 2.0 TSI GT.

Is there anything else i should be looking at in this price bracket? I plan on keeping a £1000 year maintenance budget so a 987 Boxster or 996 is surely out of the question with IMS/RMS issues?

Mileage is very limited so MPG is not an issue and I'd rather not pay the £490+ VED.

Asked on 14 August 2016 by JM

Answered by Honest John
I don't think £10k gets you a Megane 250 that isn't knackered; maybe a Fiesta ST but be very, very careful; not enough for a good Z4 coupe because they are now classics and start at £15k; up to you if you fall for the myths surrounding a TT or a Scirocco. There's a Z3M in Historics auction on Saturday that might come for about £12k and a Capri 2.8i that might come cheap but might go skywards. Both of these would be investments.
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