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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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MG ZR (2001-2005)

There was a time a few years ago when I generally feared for yoof car culture on Britain's streets. Max Power was gone, the days of hopping up Saxos using cheap credit behind us...

And then I saw a ten-year-old MG ZR with a massive rear-wing bolted on and even bigger exhaust and I new I had nothing to fear. Yep, MG's Z-cars brought the joys of cars, cruises and modifying to a whole new generation. 

As such you might have to look hard to find a ZR that hasn't been, ahem, modified - but you could always go for the 45-based ZS which is an absolute hoot and still cheap than a six-year-old's birthday party.

Read our MG ZR 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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