You can pick up a Vauxhall VXR220 for around £7,000
Based on an Elise chassis, the Vauxhall was powered by a 2.2-litre Astra SRi powerplant, which produced 147bhp. The cars super-lightweight construction (it weighed just 800kg) helped give it a sub-six second 0-62mph time.
Despite being just a Vauxhall, the VX220 was incredibly well received, with a certain Mr. Clarkson going so far as to say it was actually better value than its Elise cousin.
You can pick up an early normally-aspirated 2.2-litre for around £7000, and honestly, if you don’t have a significant other to answer to, I urge you to get one. Even crawling through traffic is an event; if you want to fall in love with driving again, this is the car for you.
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