TOP 5 Bargains

1MAZDA 2

$14,990 With a crisp six-speed manual, willing 1.5-litre engine and elegant interior, the great-driving 2 proves that cheap cars don’t have to feel cheap.

It even comes with cruise.

2HOLDEN COMMODORE SS-V

$42,990 The temptation is to splurge on the sharper Redline, but the regular SS gets the same hard-charging V8 that makes it such a great car. Two years left…

3MERC C-CLASS

$60,900 The latest C injects the essence of S into an affordable and classy package. Throw in digital radio, keyless start and sat-nav and the C200 adds up to great prestige value.

4FORD FIESTA ST

$25,990 NO HOT hatch packs as much fun for the money. The rorty turbocharged 1.6-litre engine and fantastic chassis guarantee plenty of smiles on the road or the track.

KIA PROCEED GT

$29,990 RECARO seats, alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and a seven-year warranty equals good buying. Turbo engine ain’t bad, too. Shame about the poxy name.