Uncle Phil'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 Uncle Phil's top picks...

 

UNCLE PHIL'S TOP FIVE BUYS:

1. PORSCHE BOXSTER 986
Price range - $15,000 - $25,000

Porsche -boxster -986

You cannot believe how much fun they are to drive, with all the mod-cons. They look like they’re worth a lot more than they cost.

- Video: 2004 Porsche 996 Turbo cabriolet review

 

2. MERCEDES-BENZ AMG E55 2210
Price range $15,000 - $25,000

Mercedes -benz -e 55-amg
If you can put up with the interior quality, this hotrod has to offer the best bang for your buck.

- Past Blast: 1996 Mercedes-Benz E36 AMG

 

3. MERCEDES-BENZ AMG C43 W202
Price range - $15,000 - $25,000

Mercedes -benz -c 43-amg

A big-hearted, naturally aspirated V8 in a car built before Merc started penny-pinching.

- Future classic: Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG

 

4. MAZDA RX-7 S1
Price range - $14,000 - $28,000

Mazda -rx 7-2

I can’t fathom how these aren’t more valuable than they are. Get in quick while you still can.

- Mazda RX-7: Great cars of the '70s

 

5. HOLDEN MONARO CV8 V2
Price range - $15,000 - $30,000

Holden -monaro -cv8
A good-looking car and the last Aussie muscle coupe.

- Buyer's guide: Holden Monaro CV8 V2

 

More top five picks from our team:

- Andy Enright
- David Morley
- John Wright
- Guy Allen
- Cliff Chambers
- Angelo Loupetis

 

Tell us what your top five choices would be: uniquecars@bauertrader.com.au

 

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