What Car? Personal Shopper: April - Seriously sporty

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Name Karl Berridge
Age 22
Budget £16,500
Drives Mazda MX-5
Wants ‘Something seriously sporty. My dream car would be a Lotus Elise, but I’m not sure if it’s a good buy. A hot hatch would do.’


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Renault Clio Renaultsport 200 Cup, £16,459
Target Price £14,938

For driving thrills on a budget, the Clio Cup delivers the goods. There is a pay-off, though: there’s no air-con or plush plastics.
 


 

Honda Civic Type R GT 2.0 i-VTEC, ’09/09
Price £16,000

A scorching hot hatch if you work the engine hard. Practical enough to use every day, and GT spec adds luxuries such as climate control.
 


 

Lotus Elise 111S, ’04/04
Price £16,000

Karl can have his dream car if he wants. The Elise is perfect for people who love their driving and don’t need creature comforts or safety kit.
 

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