We pick five of the best sports car deals on this week’s new car market; all are valid until 28 September
Jimi Beckwith
22 September 2017

Buying a new car is always better when you know you're getting a bargain, but scouring the internet for the best deals can be time-consuming and scrappage schemes aren't for everyone.

So Autocar has done the hard work for you and compiled a list of some of the best savings on the new car market.

We've found combined savings of £20,161 on the five models featured below, so take a look and click the links to read our full road test verdict on each model. All offers are valid until 28 September.

Mazda MX-5 - pay £20,600, save £2495

It wouldn't be a sports car feature without the Mazda MX-5, would it? Well, we've found a healthy discount for the 1.5-engined model, complete with sat-nav. Sorely, sorely tempted. 

Check out Drivethedeal.com for a £2495 saving over list price on the Mazda MX-5 1.5 Sport Nav Convertible. Price you pay: £20,600.

Audi TT - pay £34,278, save £3307

More into your creature comforts? The Audi TT can scratch the sports car itch while keeping you cosy. It's a diesel, too, so fuel costs are lower than other roadsters.

Pick up a £3307 discount over list price on the Audi TT 2.0 TDi Ultra Black Edition convertible at Whatcar.com. Price you pay: £34,278.

Nissan 370Z - pay £25,748, save £3437 

The Nissan 370Z is knocking on a bit, but it's one of the more hardcore sports cars on our list, with a punchy 3.7-litre V6 and sharp handling. With nearly £3500 off, it's about as cheap as a mid-range Mondeo. Choices.

Check out Whatcar.com for a £3437 saving over list price on the Nissan 370Z Coupé. Price you pay: £25,748.

Jaguar F-Type - pay £52,757, save £4993

Another for those after a more upmarket sports car but want something with a V6. The Jaguar F-Type could be your best bet, especially with a healthy five grand lopped off the asking price. 

Whatcar.com will save you £4993 over list price on the Jaguar F-Type 3.0 Supercharged V6. Price you pay: £52,757.

Volkswagen Scirocco - pay £21,836, save £5929

The Scirocco probably won't be around for too long, with Volkswagen looking to prune or heavily revise less profitable models. Its loss is your gain, though, as you can get a whopping £5929 off one. Make the most of it while you can. 

Buy a Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDi BlueMotion Tech GT DSG from Whatcar.com and save £5929 over list price. Price you pay: £21,836.

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17 March 2017
If I was going to be forced to drive around in a grumpy looking new shape Q7. God they look crap. I'd go so far as to say the first version looked better.

18 August 2017

just seen the photos and image of the new x5 and BMW cetainly know how to make an suv look mighty uglythe propportions are horrendous.same with thwe q7 you would only buy at a good discount, due to it is cheap.better still wait till it is a couple of years old,as long as you can live with the sad looks.

19 March 2017
Well done for beating me to it. Many Audis, including the R8 and TT, now look visually disappointing compared to previous versions too, but the Q7 is by far the worst.

2 June 2017
Couldn't agree more. The new Q7 is a visual mess, with far too many fussy creases along the waistline and around the wheelarches. It looks drab, like an XL estate car rather than an SUV. The old one at least had a certain brutal elegance to it.

7 April 2017
Maybe. But just think, if these cars have already depreciated by £5k or more before they've been driven, then they are probably going to continue loosing big money after purchase. Perhaps in the long run it would be better to buy something where demand exceeds supply, rather than the opposite here?

7 April 2017
Care to comment on a 320d xDrive M Sport model :- "edging the price down close to £21k.". I'm so dubious of these companies, asked for a quote once and I just got spam!

 

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13 May 2017
People shouldn't be allowed to drive an XC90 without an HGV licence. It may be OK for the USA, but it is just too wide for our roads.

19 May 2017
Uncle Mellow wrote:

People shouldn't be allowed to drive an XC90 without an HGV licence. It may be OK for the USA, but it is just too wide for our roads.

It's more the case that parking space widths are just not fit for purpose anymore. Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994. Bearing in mind a space which is 1.8m wide is permissible, almost every car on sale is wider than that. Many cars are longer than the 4.5m which is the minimum length required.

You can technically drive a tractor, a tank or a privately owned bus or coach on a car licence, so any car is still small in comparison. I've driven a lot of things a lot bigger than an XC90 without a problem. But I think what you were really saying is, I don't like it, therefore no-one should have one.

19 May 2017
steve-p wrote:
Uncle Mellow wrote:

Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994.

And the justification is what, if I may ask? Manufacturers make the cars cleaner, safer, plusher, yet they can't make them more space efficient? The first gen Mercedes A-Class (W168/V168) was perfect. Full size 7-seat MPVs like the original Espace and Eurovan1 were 4.40. Let's see if dedicated electric car platforms can save even more space by pushing the batteries under the floor. IMHO road tax should be based on the amount of road occupied (length and width); let's see if we can reverse the trend that way.
Roads stay the same. Parking spaces between pillars in garages under buildings stay the same. If cars grow and can't fit anymore, it's not the parking space's or the road's fault.

19 May 2017
steve-p wrote:
Uncle Mellow wrote:

Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994.

And the justification is what, if I may ask? Manufacturers make the cars cleaner, safer, plusher, yet they can't make them more space efficient? The first gen Mercedes A-Class (W168/V168) was perfect. Full size 7-seat MPVs like the original Espace and Eurovan1 were 4.40. Let's see if dedicated electric car platforms can save even more space by pushing the batteries under the floor. IMHO road tax should be based on the amount of road occupied (length and width); let's see if we can reverse the trend that way.
Roads stay the same. Parking spaces between pillars in garages under buildings stay the same. If cars grow and can't fit anymore, it's not the parking space's or the road's fault.

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