Peugeot’s answer to the Audi TT is no more and, with no replacement planned, demand is rising.
Poor promotion led to its axing after just five years on sale, but not after it gained accolades for confirming the French brand’s renaissance. Handling, styling and pricing were all promising, but it couldn’t be saved.
That’s a win for used buyers — £6000 will buy an early model with less than 90,000 miles on the clock, while prices max out at £15,000 for low-mileage late models in the PistonHeads classifieds.
Find out more: Peugeot RCZ | Used Car Buying Guide
Mk5 Volkswagen Golf GTI, R32
Prices for the first and second generation Golf GTI have been rising for a number of years now, but the unloved, lukewarm third and fourth-generation Golf GTIs have been skipped.
Values of the R32 version of the fourth-generation Golf have already started taking off, so all eyes turn to the hot Mk5 variants. That GTI was something of a renaissance for the hot hatch icon, while the VR6-engined R32 (the last of the VR6 Golfs) is an altogether rarer prospect.
£4000 gets a high-mileage Mk5 GTI, while R32s start at around £2000 on top of this. The best buys are unmodified, though, so find a less used example for the best gains.
Find out more: Volkswagen Golf GTI | Used Car Buying Guide
986 Porsche Boxster
Few cars pick up value like a classic Porsche, but the big earners tend to be expensive in the first place.
The Boxster, however, is Porsche’s most affordable modern model and Cap HPI predicts that the first-generation Boxster, the 986, will have its moment shortly. Look for a clean, lower-mileage model and the sub-£10,000 you spend could grow.