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Name Karl Berridge
Drives Mazda MX-5
Wants Something seriously sporty. My dream car would be a Lotus Elise, but Im not sure if its 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: theres no air-con or plush plastics.
Honda Civic Type R GT 2.0 i-VTEC, 09/09
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
Karl can have his dream car if he wants. The Elise is perfect for people who love their driving and dont need creature comforts or safety kit.
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