7. Mini Coupé
Its bizarre styling might not be to everyone’s taste, but if you want a fashionable coupé that won’t cost the earth, this is where to look. What’s more, the Mini Coupé is genuinely good fun to drive, with a choice of responsive engines, a lively chassis and (in petrol versions at least) a great engine note. You’ll have to live with just the two seats, mind you, although there’s a useful storage cubby behind them as well as a decent-sized boot.
We found: 2013 Cooper, 16,500 miles, £8391
6. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé
In much the same way as the smaller C-Class Coupé, comfort is the watchword for the Mercedes E-Class Coupé. It’s softly sprung, which means it isn’t quite as much fun to drive as some of its ilk, but the flipside is an emphasis on smoothness. As ever with used Mercs of this era, the diesel engines are a bit raucous, but otherwise, few other coupés are quite this relaxing to waft along in.
5. BMW 2 Series
Smart, compact and sharp to drive, the BMW 2 Series is a fantastic little coupé that ticks a host of boxes. True, it’s quite expensive to buy, and space in the back isn’t the greatest, which is the penalty you pay for its easy-to-drive dimensions. But you do get the choice of a splendid line-up of punchy yet economical engines, as well as a fantastic chassis that combines sharp responses with a comfortable ride. It’s classy inside, too, and benefits from one of the best entertainment and navigation systems around.
We found: 2014 220i SE, 13,000 miles, £15,500
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