Okay, so we know that the best driver’s car out there today is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, but I can’t afford one of those so I’ve been thinking about all the many cars that I would like to own (realistically) whilst they’re in my limited price range and before they become museum pieces only.
So the rules are that it must be available for four figures, and that’s it. It can be new or old and it certainly doesn’t have to be a performance car. It just has to be a vehicle you would like to own simply for the experience of it. These are my choices:
1. Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi. I owned a 1991 1.6 GTi and regretted selling it ever since. I’d love to have a go with a 1.9.
2. Mercedes 190E Cosworth. I run a 190E 2.0 auto that cost £620, and suspect that it’s actually the best one to own nowadays. But I can’t help wanting to try the Cossie.
3. Mazda MX-5 1.8i Mk2. Not so fast, but very fun. Like the idea of it as a cheap drifting tool for track days.
4. Mazda RX-7 Mk3. I’m a big fan of the looks – they still stand out today – and the rotary engine appeals despite reliability issues. Has to be standard, though.