Best used coupes for less than £25,000 (and the one to avoid)

You’re fortunate enough to have £25,000 to spend on a swanky, premium used coupé - but what do you buy? Here’s our top ten list...

Audi A5 Coupe

6. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé

2013 Mercedes E-Class Coupe driven

If you want to take four people in your coupé, you might want to take a look at the two-door Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s a sizeable car both in terms of interior space and luggage accommodation, so you shouldn’t have any trouble packing all your holiday paraphernalia into it.

There was a large range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from, but we’d suggest going for one of the four-cylinder diesel engines. This isn’t a sports car, after all, and the extra fuel economy of a diesel will come in handy. Avoid big wheels if possible to get a more cosseting ride.  

We found: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d AMG Line Edition, 8,016 miles, £23,975

Read the used Mercedes-Benz E-Class review

5. BMW 2 Series Coupé

BMW 2 Series Coupe

Being a relatively small car and having rear-wheel drive, the BMW 2 Series is a great option for those who like driving. It’s even good for those who don’t like paying for fuel, because diesel models are very parsimonious, averaging over 60mpg.

The interior is well screwed together and contributes to the premium feel of the 2 Series. You also get one of the best infotainment systems in the business, which you operate with a rotary controller on the centre console and conveniently placed shortcut buttons surrounding it.

We found: 2018 BMW 220d Coupé M Sport auto, 2,828 miles, £21,848

Read the used BMW 2 Series Coupé review

4. Audi A5 Coupé

Audi A5 Coupe

A classy coupé for grown-up people, the two-door Audi A5 is one of those cars that gets under your skin the more time you spend with it. You come to realise that few rivals can match its varied talents: tidy handling, a smart interior, a comfortable ride and great performance.

Like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé, the A5 Coupé will seat four people, but the Audi has the advantage of being a much newer design and having an infotainment system that’s easier to use. You can also get some very high-end technology, such as Matrix LED headlights and the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display.

We found: 2017 Audi A5 Coupé 2.0 TFSI S line, 6883 miles, £22,900

Read the used Audi A5 Coupé review

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