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Cheap and cool cars according to Top Gear

Volkswagen Golf GTI MkVs are cheap and cool cars.

All too often, cheap and cool don’t mix when you’re car shopping. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. Here are some of Top Gear’s picks for cheap and cool cars that you can buy used in the United States for a relative bargain, like the Mazda MX-5.

  • Volkswagen Golf GT
  • Austin Mini
  • Caterham
  • Toyota MR2
  • Lotus Elise
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata

Is the Volkswagen Golf GTI a cheap and cool car?

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is synonymous with fun and ease of use. In particular, Top Gear recommends a MkV Golf GTI, which rolled off the production line between 2004 and 2009. Better yet, a 2008 200 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged hot hatch can be yours for less than $10,000.