28 September 2004

High performance on a low budget is every driver's dream; it's the holy grail for the motoring enthusiast. This week, Autocar makes it real by running down 100 used cars that deliver thrills behind the wheel without the bills at either forecourt or workshop. Our Hot 100 Used Cars is packed with the sort of metal you'd forgotten you wanted, at prices you'll barely believe. Our 22-page special includes 'the best used performance cars for every budget, from supercars to rival a Lamborghini Gallardo for impact and pace at a quarter of the cost, to rapid roadsters at less than half the price of the cheapest new car on sale'.

No matter what your automative penchant or how much you've got to spend, the car you want is here. Starting from as little as £550, and continuing as far as £75k, we list the most rewarding drives available secondhand. Better still, we chart them alongside other options you might not even have considered, allowing you to make all the important comparisons on performance, what to pay, and what to look out for, guided by Autocar's experts.

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