When choosing a good used car for the benefit of not having to pay for a more expensive labelled sports car, a used coupe is probably the closest you can get to your next dream car. Coupes are mainly designed for driving at speed and better road handling. The secondary factors like fuel economy and practicality don’t really come into play with coupes.
Coupes typically come as two doors and it’s easier getting into one if you’re the driver or the front passenger. As with most sporty coupes, there’s seating at the back, but space-wise, you’ll find it will be a tight squeeze in most coupes.
Best Price Car Sales has put a helpful list together for what we would say, in our view are the best used coupes currently on the road in the UK for 2022.
In our mind, it’s the perfect partnership, Toyota and Subaru, in a joint venture have produced a magnificent sports coupe called the Toyota GT 86. This car was first on sale in the UK in 2012 and looked like a cheap version of a decent sports car. What’s magical about this used coupe is the tidy 2.0-litre boxer engine delivers a decent 197bhp, and you have the choice of either a manual six-speed gearbox or automatic transmission. For total control rear-wheel driving, the manual gearbox keeps you in total control on the road if you are looking to reach the limits of the road traffic laws in the UK. In our view, the used Toyota GT86 is a great used coupe to own and driv
An old favourite for many years, the used Audi TT, especially the Mk3 is packed with advanced technology, such as a 12.3-inch digital panel display, which also acts as your satellite navigation screen. The driver has full control of all functions as the buttons and switches are placed on the car’s driver’s side. The best option in our view is the petrol 2.0 TFSI with a whopping 227bhp and a 0-62mph of 5.3 seconds. And for total-control driving, the Quattro four-wheel drive should also be considered too.
Mercedes C-Class Coupe
Produced in 2011, the used Mercedes C-Class Coupe came off the Mercedes production line with great expectations but it’s the current-generation coupe which was launched in 2015 that has fully shown the quality of this fabulous used Mercedes C-Class coupe. This current version you can find is equipped with Airmatic air suspension and smaller 17-inch wheels as standard on the Sports model. With its automatic transmission, petrol driven seven-speed 7G-Tronic transmission life will be so much easier and even better if take advantage of paddle-shifters to give you more manual control.
BMW 4 Series Coupe
Another gem BMW got right is the fabulous BMW 4 Series Coupe. With its distinctive grille and well-crated styling, this coupe has earned much praise amongst car enthusiasts and critics in the industry. BMW also offer a wide range of diesel and petrol engines for this first-generation 4 Series. As with most BMW engines, none of them is short on power, but best go with the six-cylinder units over the 4-cylinder ones if you want that extra kick.
The best used BMW 4 Series Coupe to look out for when it comes to the kit is the SE model. You’ll get 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and enough bells and whistles to keep you content. The only drawback is that the legroom at the back isn’t great but it’s a coupe.
BMW 2 Series Coupe
BMW has set its sights on launching the 2nd-generation BMW 2 Series Coupe which will then make more first-generation used BMW 2 Series Coupe a great buy. The car was originally launched in 2014 and if you shop around, there are a few good used car bargains to be had. Bear in mind that the car is smaller than its bigger sister car, the 4 Series Coupe and the back seat will not really work out for the taller adult but other than that, the engine and spec options can truly make your life easier to choose the best suited used BMW 2 Series Coupe for you.
In our opinion this may be the case of saving the best used car selection until last, the superb used Porsche Cayman is an incredible car to own and drive. Like with all Porsche cars, it’s a dream of a car when it comes to road handling and the cornering in this thing is epic. Once you get behind the wheel you are driving with the utmost confidence that you are in a very, very good coupe. Best look out for the third-generation version so you’re driving a four-cylinder car which can produce a hefty 296bhp, which is more than enough for a coupe and also better for the environment.
As standard, you don’t get much but what you do get is a Porsche badge, and a Porsche keyfob you’ll be proud to dash on any bar or accidentally drop in a packed lift to impress anyone you think would be a likely candidate to accompany you on a date. For a great quality used coupe, look no further than the amazing used Porsche Cayman.
Buying a used coupe has never been easier
Best Price Car Sales, which is based in Southampton, have been selling quality used coupes for over 6 years and delivering them across the UK completely free of charge. Even if you have outstanding finance on your old car and want to upgrade for a quality used coupe, come and talk to one of our friendly advisors on 02382 543 928 who are on hand to discuss all your options, our current offers, and deals. Even if you can’t see the car you are looking for on our website, we also provide a free car sourcing service, so really there’s no excuse for not finding the right quality used car for you. We also stock, used hybrids, used electric cars, as well as petrol and diesel used cars.
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