Andy's Top Buys for Fun and Affordable Cars

By: Unique Cars magazine staff

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We asked our resident car nuts to nominate five fun but affordable cars that you'd never lose your shirt on. Here's Andy Enright's top five...



1. BMW Z4 M Coupe
Price range - $40,000 - $50,000

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Prices of the BMW Z3 M Coupe have gone bananas, so the Z4M is my sneaky pick. Still feels wild and raw but it got the S54 engine from the E46 M3 with traction control. Smart buy right now.

 - BMW Z4 M coupe review


Price range - $3000 - $60,000

Citroen -2cv

It might also be worth excavating your granny’s garage for a Citroen 2CV, values of which are marching north at a terrifying rate. I saw a tidy 1986 Charleston fetch $60k at auction last year.

- Buyer's guide: Citroen 2CV


Price range - $2500 - $50,000

Ford -falcon -eb

Ask yourself when was the last time you saw one? I’d tip any EB Falcon with a Windsor in the nose, S-XR8 models currently trading from $2500. Finding one’ll take some spadework.

- Falcon history: EA, EB, ED, EF, EL series 1988-98


4. MG RV8
Price range - $23,000 - $30,000

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MG’s brawny and old-school RV8 is starting to attract a bit of a cult following. Think of it as a TVR that’s less likely to catch fire.

- Buyer's guide: MG F (1996-2005)


Price range - $15,000 - $30,000

Holden -monaro -cv8
As safe an Aussie car investment as you can make. Take this one to the bank and have some fun at the same time.

- Buyer's guide: Holden Monaro CV8 V2


More top five picks from our team:

- David Morley
- John Wright
- Angelo Loupetis
- Uncle Phil
- Guy Allen
- Cliff Chambers


Tell us what your top five choices would be:


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