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Top 5 Tuesdays: Best Drivers’ Cars

April 28, 2015

Top 5 Tuesday’s is back, and this week’s line-up is sure to float your boat as the best drivers’ cars go under the spotlight. When it comes to cars, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and whether you’re a speed freak or a performance fan, today’s review has something to please every petrol-head. Let’s get cracking!

SEAT Leon Cupra

SEAT Leon Cupra

Original image by M93

The SEAT Leon Cupra scooped Auto Express’ title of 2013 Car of the Year –  and with its punchy pace and sharp styling, it’s easy to see why. This Spanish roadster marries plenty of grip with balanced handling to provide an impressive ride. The Cupra delivers everyday practicality with adrenaline-pumping performance on tap – cranking up its sharp responses when required and making it an excellent all rounder. The SEAT Leon Cupra starts off at £25,960 – and for its hot hatch performance, it’s worth every penny.

Toyota GT 86

Toyota GT 86

Original image by Toyota Motor Europe

For driving enthusiasts looking for fun cars to drive, the Toyota GT 86 is a shoo-in. While it handles well in the city, take this car on to the back roads and its performance will really impress. This Toyota is well-balanced and its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout provides a dynamic driving experience – making taking corners a breeze. And its sub-£25,00 price tag only adds to its appeal.

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

Original image by NRMA Motoring and Services

When it comes to efficiency, all-electric doesn’t mean a lack of performance – and the Renault Zoe proves it. For a silent, laid-back ride – this is the way to go. Whether you’re cruising around the city or taking the Zoe out onto the open road, this car can hold its own at any speed. Not only is this quirky car aesthetically appealing, it’s also plenty of fun. Combine the attractive £18,443 price tag with Renault’s claimed full-charge cost of just £3 – and its easy to see why this supermini is making waves.

Suzuki Jimny SZ4

Suzuki Jimny SZ4

Original image by Rocking Cars

On our roads since 1998, there’s a reason the Suzuki Jimny SZ4 continues to attract buyers – and it’s earned itself a spot in our best drivers’ cars line-up. It’s only seen minor updates to its image over the years, but this cute Japanese car has been re-branded several times – bringing with it new spec names and trim levels. Despite its age, this Suzuki continues to be one of the most fun cars to drive – particularly when you take it off-track where it can really find its stride. Switch to all-wheel drive and the Jimny SZ4 can negotiate almost any terrain, making it a fun – yet capable performer.

BMW M135i

BMW M135i side

Original image by Abdullah AlBargan

Don’t let the BMW M135i’s £31,195 price tag put you off – the German giant’s hatch is a sports car in disguise and a worthy rival for much pricier cars. Its steering is light and accurate, putting you in full control of your driving experience. A fast, yet family-friendly ride, the M135i impresses across the board. This BMW brings plenty of fun factor – and let’s face it, the badge alone makes it an enviable ride.

Whether you’re interested in the best handling cars on the market or it’s the off-road racers that take your fancy, our range of flexible car finance options can help get you on the road. Want to know more? Apply now or check out our car finance calculator for an instant quote.

 

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.