Get it while you can:
Audi A6 2.0 TDI Price new £33,925. Price now: £22,380
The Audi A6 might have had the misfortune to be born into a class that included the ice-cool BMW 5 Series but, in recent years, its all-round competence and air of calm have made it one of our favourites regardless. Now, there’s a new model on the cusp of release, which means the old ones are a bit of a bargain. We found an immaculate 2017 2.0 TDI A6 with 5000 miles on the clock for over £11,000 less than it cost new.
Clash of the classifieds:
Brief: Chaps, I hate pick-ups and the like, but we all need one occasionally. Find me something exciting for £30k, please.
Dodge Ram SRT-10 Night Runner: £26,990
Style is all well and good, but what use is it when there’s no substance to back it up? This Ram certainly isn’t short on substance. There’s space for five, all the mod cons, and a dry, covered load bay suitable for all manner of stuff, making it more usable than Max’s pretty-boy pretender with its open teak deck. But really, this truck is all about its 8.3-litre Viper V10 – all 500bhp of it. They say there ain’t no replacement for displacement. In this instance, they’re right. Alex Robbins
‘Anti Freeze’ Ford F100: £29,995
If you want to get noticed by buying an American truck, you could go by size as Alex has done. Or you could go for a resto-modded beauty in an obscenely vivid hue. It started out as a Ford F100 from 1954, then a 5.8-litre V8 was dumped in it with 390bhp (there’s your substance) and it was lovingly restored to the A1-grade show star you see here. One thing Alex has forgotten is that he’s got a covered bed, which limits practicality. In mine, you can stack stuff as high as you like. Max Adams
Oh God, anything with a V10 wins immediately – sorry, Max. That Dodge is practically a Bristol Fighter... Mark Pearson
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