Four-seat coupe

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Four-seat coupe

Name: Bhaven Ondhia
Age: 40
Drives: Honda CR-V
Budget: 40,000
Wants: 'A four-seater with an automatic gearbox. I don't want another 4x4, but I'd quite like a coup.

'It shouldn't be too old and must hold its value well.'

Audi S5 Quattro Tiptronic
Price: 41,020
Target Price: 39,261

An auto gearbox tips the price just over budget, but with some haggling Bhaven shouldn't pay much more than 39k. The S5 hits 62mph in 5.1 seconds and holds its value better than most coups.

BMW M3 Convertible M DCT, '08/58
Price: 40,000

Made in only limited numbers, the M3 won't shed its value as fast as rivals. Performance is stunning and the ride is surprisingly supple for a supercar. The folding hard-top is great for the summer, too.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI, '08/08
Price: 32,500

Buying a used CLS means someone else has paid a big chunk of its early depreciation. The Merc has the sleek styling of a coup but the practicality of a saloon. Performance is effortless, too.