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Caught in the Classifieds

Welcome to Caught in the Classifieds, where we take time each week to seek out a peach of a car from the thousands offered for sale each week. Sometimes, we’ll choose a motor that, because of price, rarity or condition is just too good to miss. Other times, it will be a vehicle that’ll maybe challenge your thoughts on what could be your next purchase. Then again, it could just be a bonkers purchase you’d secretly love to make. From a military tank to a motorised wheelchair, they’ve all appeared on Autoweb.co.uk seeking a buyer. Read on to discover more about our latest star car…

1999 Subaru Legacy 2.0 B4 Twin Turbo £3,695

In our latest trawl through the ‘for sale’ ads on Autoweb.co.uk, we consider an old-school Subaru.

1998 Mercedes-Benz S280 £2495

Now depreciation – the difference between what was paid for a car and its current market worth – can be a cruel thing.

1978 Volkswagen T2 Camper £24,999

A quid short of £25k is strong money in anyone’s terms, especially when it buys something that first turned a wheel on ...

1974 Triumph Stag 3.0 £8495

Does it matter if a car’s a mongrel? It’s a right question, because this Stag is one.

1982 Toyota Chaser Japanese police car

If like us, you spend an unhealthy amount of time trawling the used-car classifieds, eventually you’ll find something br...

2008 Daihatsu Copen 1.3 Roadster £6495

Unless you’re of tougher stuff than most, you mayn’t be dreaming of top-down driving just now.

1996 Alfa Romeo 145 1.6

Question: when does a car move from being just old and half-forgotten, to re-emerge as a classic? A tricky one to answer.

MG ZS 2.5 180 £5,995

There’s something a touch sad about an 11yo car that’s travelled only a tiny mileage. A sense of promise unfulfilled

1972 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 £11,995

Daimler. The very word evokes notions of John-Bull Britishness, of bulldogs, warm brown beer and cricket.

1999 Audi Cabriolet 2.6E £4495

The wind howls and the rain beats down. It’s hardly cabriolet weather. It is, however, the perfect time of year to buy one.

2012 DFSK Loadhopper 1.3 £5995 (+VAT)

If you glanced in your rear-view mirror and saw this closing on you, you’d swear it was a BMW X5. Imagine your surprise ...

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4 Touring 2006, £2995

This is one that’ll firmly divide opinions. Love it or hate it, this one is within almost everyone’s price bracket.

2010 Nissan Cube 1.6 Kaizen £6699

Nissan's Cube was a flop sales-wise in the UK. But at under £7 grand for this one, we reckon it's time for a reassessment...

1997 MGF 1.8i VVC £2695

With the nights drawing in, this might not seem to be the smartest time of year to suggest buying an open-top car. But...

2004 Vauxhall Monaro 5.7 V8 £6990

Revel in the utter madness that is this used Aussie muscle motor and, we promise, you'll find plenty to like.

2002 Audi A2 1.4TDi SE £3999

Seen the price of fuel? With up to 80 miles per gallon promised, this baby Audi hatchback may be the answer.

2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2 V6 2dr £4950

If you like your cars to be left-field, this US-style sportster could be perfect.

Fiat Panda 1.3 Multijet Dynamic

This far, Caught in the Classifieds has taken you on a walk through the wilder side of automotive purchasing prospects. Th...

2003 Toyota MR2 1.8

The rain may be falling outside as I write this but we have at least seen enough sunshine of late to hope summer is more t...

1989 Austin Mini 1.0 Thirty

OK. Gotta admit a personal interest here. I’m very partial to ‘original’ Minis, writes Ray Castle, I and own one not...

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