Drives Renault Clio
Budget £10,000 (plus scrappage)
Wants: 'Something fun to drive with a bit of poke, but nothing too crazy because I need to be able to afford to insure it!
'Something a bit different would be nice.'
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Fiat Panda 100HP
Scrappage Price £8400
Fiat's sportiest Panda weighs in at £1600 under budget if Joe scraps his old Clio. The 100HP is nippy enough and certainly a bit different. The ride is bumpy, but the Panda is surprisingly affordable to insure.
Renault Twingo 1.6 Renaultsport 133, '09/09
This frisky little terrier will get Joe to 62mph in 8.7 seconds and it's even more impressive through the corners. The cheap interior is a letdown, but Joe'll be having too much fun to pay it a lot of attention.
Mazda MX-5 1.8i, '06/56
This brilliant roadster won't be the cheapest to insure, but Joe could pick one up for around £1400 under budget. There are loads of examples to choose from and reliability should be excellent.