Best and worst sports cars for less than £60,000

Which sports cars should you consider buying and which should you avoid? From performance saloons to coupés and convertibles, we have the answers...

1. Best and worst sports cars for less than £60,000
Best sports cars
Abarth 124 Spider
Jaguar F-Type Coupé
Mini Convertible
Audi TT Roadster
Audi TT Coupé
Mazda MX-5
BMW M3
BMW M2
Porsche 718 Boxster
Porsche 718 Cayman
Mercedes-Benz SLC
Nissan 370Z
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Our favourite sports cars need to offer an exciting driving experience and possess accurate, well-built controls - and they need to be easy to live with on a daily basis, too.

Visibility, ease of access and low-speed refinement might not seem that important on a great road when the sun’s out, but they’ll rush up the list of priorities on a cold morning commute in the pouring rain.

The best sports cars are great all-rounders, but they won’t appear on this list if all those qualities come at an eye-watering cost. We don’t expect them to be cheap, but we do expect them to represent good value; after all, sports cars are often bought by those with spare cash, but no-one likes throwing their money away.

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