I stumbled onto Autocar’s website earlier this week to find this forum post asking readers to suggest cars within the £15-£16,000 budget range.
On this occasion, the poster was looking for as new a car as possible, with at least 140 bhp and a 0-60 time of 8 seconds at most.
But that got me thinking – criteria aside – what else could you buy for £16,000?
I did some digging on Anamera and found an interesting selection…
For the Martin Buckley in you, how about this pristine Fiat 130 at £12,995?
Or for the Marty McFly in you, this DeLorean DMC-12 – a grand more at £13,995.
There’s also this 1984 Audi Quattro with just 35,000 miles on the clock; potentially a great investment at £14,995.
Looking for a bit of European chic? This Masterati V6-engined Citroen SM is on the market with specialists Classics and Cabriolets in Essex for £15,995.
Finally – and probably what I’d be most tempted to spend my cash on – assuming you can knock off £800+, this very rare RHD Renault Sport Spider at £16,888. Trackdays here I come…
So… your budget is £16,000. What would you spend the money on?