Best cars & vans

8. Lotus Exige

Lotus Exige S Roadster driving

New price: £52,900Average percentage retained: 58.6 per cent

The Lotus Exige is a lightweight two-seater sports car with plenty to offer a potential owner - as long as they don't have practicality, comfort or running costs in mind. It's much more compromised than the rival Porsche Cayman (or Boxster in the case of the Roadster model), but the superb handling and incredible performance mean it's thrilling to drive.

It has a high price tag as a new car, but the excellent residuals do offset that slightly, and the communicative steering, explosive performance and grippy chassis will be a big draw to a future owner.


Most Popular


Most Wanted Cars 2020: poll

Decide which classic car you would most want to see brought back from the dead by an all new model
27 Mar 2020

30 brilliant boredom beaters for car fans

Stay at home, stay safe and enjoy some pure automotive escapism in the form of the very best content from Dennis Publishing’s leading car brands.
27 Mar 2020

'The temporary shutdown of car factories could benefit manufacturers and customers'

With car factories around the world closing temporarily, it may give manufacturers the chance to clear out the current backlog of unsold new cars, say…
28 Mar 2020