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Could you recommend a good first classic?

What would you recommend as a decent starter classic? I'm 25 and have got around £3k to spend. Something that's a bit different to MGB would be appreciated. Love late 1980s/early 1990s cars.

Asked on 13 January 2017 by Cappuccino Break

Answered by Keith Moody
Why not go for something like a Volkswagen Golf Driver? You get the looks of the GTi, but a 1.6-litre engine so the insurance and running costs shouldn't sting you too much. It's old enough to feel retro, but modern enough for you to use it every day with decent parts support and good scene around it. If you want something rear wheel drive, you could have a look at a Mercedes 190 or a BMW 3-series (E36). If you'd like to keep it British then you could go for a Metro. Or if you fancy of a bit open-top motoring then a Mk1 Mazda MX-5 is a good shout.
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