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Top 10: Classic cars you can use every day in 2021

Everyone loves a classic car. Drive a really interesting old car in good condition - and people will stop, look, and engage you in conversation. 

Of course, we're not suggesting that all classic cars are suitable for the cut and thrust of modern traffic, but we think that this selection would cut the mustard day-in, day-out.  

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Judging by the sheer number of these still on the road, many of you have already come to the conclusion that the Golf GTI makes a great daily driver. It's reasonably quick (more so in 16V form), has delicious handling and steering, timeless looks and rugged build quality. It might have been the definitive 1980s hot hatch for the aspirational, but today it's emerging as perhaps the ultimate 'people's classic'. Even if most people who own them wouldn't dream of using the term classic to describe their car.

But what about insurance costs?


Sneeze    on 9 January 2018

No mention of the Vauxhall Senator ? Mine is very happy up and down the roads of Essex and Cambridgeshire 4 times a week. Beats a few of the boy racers i meet at the lights as well :-)

   on 6 July 2018

Cant understand why you left out probably the best second hand car, the Mercedes 190

Ken Mack    on 24 July 2018

Nice round-up giving food for thought! How about adding the BMW 39 5 Series to the list! A late 2000/03 M Sport with a good history would make a great everyday driver. A 520 should return 30’ish MPG for daily use. The E39 wore the crown of ‘best saloon in the world’ not that long ago!

Stephen Spittles    on 13 January 2019

Ken your absolutely right about the E39, especially a 530i m sport, great bit of kit, don't bother with the 540i, not worth it for the bad mpg, Stephen.

   on 9 December 2020

I bought an 06 XJR as a daily driver. It drives, beautifully and fast. Plus its aluminium, so no rust.
Everytime I walk away from it, I look back admiringly.

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