Here are 30 used TG hero cars we found this week
Celebrating our 30th anniversary by showcasing three decades of TG's 'Car of the Year'
The Fiat Coupe was an iconic ‘90s two-door, four-seater showboater. Early first-gen models are hard to come by, of course, but this treasure from 1995 could prove a shrewd investment.Advertisement - Page continues below
This 1996 Berlinetta, imported into the UK in 2015, is as close as it gets to TG's 1994 winner. This particular example features the classic red bodywork and black interior combo. Yes please.
BMW 5 Series
Difficult to find an early example of one of the very best cars ever made, but we discovered a decently kitted E39 BMW 5 Series for less than £3k.Advertisement - Page continues below
Lotus Elise S1
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Future Multiplas will return in electric guise. This well-known TG guilty pleasure is readily available in Mainland Europe (and for great prices). Here in the UK though, there's less choice. Hence why we've gone for a second-gen car, which - if you have Strong Opinions about the way the Multipla looks - you may thank us for. This 2005 WAV-adapted example has low mileage and is in great nick.
Finding a 2001 Ford Mondeo Mk1 is no mean feat. Fortunately, this one with a mere 73k miles and no reserve is about to be auctioned off. You're welcome.Advertisement - Page continues below
Ford Focus RS
In 2005 the Bugatti Veyron was a joint ‘Car of the Year’ winner with, you’ve guessed it, the Toyota Aygo. Unsurprisingly, there aren’t too many Veyrons on the market (read: any) but you can pick up a decent Aygo for a good price – just like this one.
Upon launch, Ian Callum's Jaguar XK looked good, drove well and sounded sublime – it was so easy to love (and crown Car of the Year). Today, it still looks just as good and listings like this £12k one are very tempting indeed.
Ferrari 458 Italia
Range Rover Evoque
When it comes to the new car market £15k doesn't get you much these days (outside a Dacia, of course). But an Evoque with serious levels of kit and a 2.0 turbo direct-injection petrol engine is worth sticking on the short list any day of the week. Helps that it's ULEZ-friendly too.
Ford Fiesta ST
At a time when electrified models were peculiar variations on a 'glorified golf cart' theme, there was nothing golf-carty about BMW's hybrid pioneer. The i8's no longer in production, so it's now a modern classic. Buy a gold-wrapped example like this and consider yourself a pioneer by association.
Ford Focus RS
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Honda Civic Type R
Ford Fiesta ST
Chris Harris rightly pointed out the joy that comes from an overpowered tiny car. So this 2018 Ford Fiesta ST and its near-200bhp should have enough zest to melt away the day-to-day strife on the commute home.
Land Rover Defender
Honda Civic Type R (FL5)
Last year's COTY from Team TG earned the award for its exceptional talent for being a daily driver and a ton of sporting fun. The only downside was the £10k mark-up. Hitting the used car market for a pre-reg edition can mitigate that by £7k so the savviest of petrolhead commuters can enjoy the best of both worlds.