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Top 10: 21st Century Classics

With new figures showing that once cars reach the age of 18, owners start cherishing them - we've put together a list of the 21st century cars that are soon to become collectable.

And no, we're not talking about Porsches, or Ferraris or Astons - they were always going to be a classic. These are the ordinary cars that once lined Britain's streets but are now a much rarer site.

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Jaguar XJ (2003-2009)

Developed with no expense spared, Jaguar was rightly proud of its millenial XJ (codenamed the X350). Not only did it use some of the most complex electrical systems outside of the Space Centre, but it also did away with traditional steel construction in favour of lightweight aluminium to reduce weight and add stiffness.

In layman's terms, that meant the X350 went like stink and handled brilliantly whilst still retaining that classic Jag ride. It also retained the 'classic' fuddy duddy Jag styling - but if you can look past that, then £1500 will get you a lot of car.

Read our Jaguar XJ (X350) review and buyer's guide


Iain Harris    on 29 April 2019

I would think the Fiesta ST in all forms deserves to be on the list give the past collectible performance of previous fast Fords.

Won't be many in mint condition in years to come

tolabur    on 29 April 2019

Personally I drive an Old Mercedes 220 Avantgarde Estate. 2003 and it still is going well.
Tes Mercedes are expensive to service. But in my case apart from a Broken Front Spring and a couple of electrical problems. It fine I get wonderful MPG and it's not because I drive slowly. Going down through France into Spain and halfway across Spain it returns well over 55 MPG. This cannot be bad for a 16 year old car, Comfortable Yes. Economical Yes. Attractive Yes,.
In other word it rings my Bell.
This after driving so many different makes over 60 years!
Am I happy with it YES.
Would I like Newer one YES YES,
Just cant afford one.
David Collins

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