Coupes are all about style, but while practicality undoubtedly takes a back seat to aesthetics, these cars still need to be easy to live with on a daily basis. It’s this that distinguishes a coupe from an out-and-out sports car.
Fortunately, there’s a wide range of style-focused models available, and you don’t even need to spend silly money to buy or run one. Seat’s Leon SC is ostensibly a three-door version of the five-door family hatchback, but its rakish looks are enough for it to be classed as a coupe. You can haggle off decent discounts, or get an appealing monthly finance deal.
However, for a blend of image, rock-solid resale values, punchy engines and an interior to die for, it’s impossible to look past the Audi TT. Its evolutionary looks are still subtle, sophisticated and distinctive, and the interior quality is off the scale. It’ll make you feel special every day.
If money is less of an object and you want serious performance, consider the Mercedes S-Class Coupe or the Aston Martin DB11.