4. 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
Handsome, practical and good fun to drive: the Volkswagen Scirocco has it all. While it isn’t quite as classy inside as some of the other coupés here, its price reflects that, and makes the Scirocco look like very good value. There’s a choice of diesel or petrol engines, and automatic or manual gearboxes, and because the Scirocco was so popular when it was new, there’s a wide range to choose from on the used market. There’s very little, in short, that’s not to like.
We found: 2014 1.4 TSI, 23,000 miles, £11,227
2. BMW 4 Series
It’s based on the ever-popular 3 Series Saloon, so it’s no wonder the BMW 4 Series is such a great coupé. You get the same classy interior, excellent road manners and cracking petrol and diesel engines, but BMW’s lopped off two of the 3 Series’ doors, and replaced them with a swooping, elegant roofline that’s subtle but sophisticated, and pleases the more you look at it. All of which makes the 4 Series something of a winner.
We found: 2014 420d SE, 26,301 miles, £16,495
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