Would you ever dare invest your hard-earned in a Renault Clio? Ok, the cooking versions may not be very exciting, but prices of the characterful V6 models are safely on a sharp depreciation curve at present. Many examples are available for less than £10,000, while really excellent cars rarely make more than £13k. If you’re looking to invest, the rise of La Regie’s previous mid-engined offering, the 5 turbo 2, shows how prices have moved. You’d need £30K to get into a good one now, when 4 years ago they were below £20K. Putting your money, long term, into a Clio V6 could reward the diligent investor. Pick of the bunch? Try Craig Hendry’s 29,000 mile 51 plate silver example, offered only so he can buy a house.
By DAVE RICHARDS