If you're reading this there's a big chance that you've scrolled down DriveTribe feeds and gawped at the beautiful sport and premium cars wishing that one day you could move around in style in one of them. However, you would be surprised at how many great but cheap-looking cars there are in the wild. So here are the 5 most stylish second-hand cars for less than 5k that you won’t be embarrassed to show up in. Now you will not find old classics like an Alfa Spider or MG B-gt, because let’s face it, they're extremely expensive to run and therefore would be inappropriate for such a list. These 5 cars are here not just because they were admired for their design when new, but for how good they still look in today's world.

Let us know what car you would pick in the poll and comments below.

1: Alfa Romeo Brera:

This is clearly a hidden gem of a car, this 3 door hatchback has design elements that can still be found today like those taillights that integrate perfectly with the bodywork, preserving that modern feel. Designed by the great Giorgetto Giugiaro between 2005 and 2010, it is one of the rare cars that looks almost identical to the concept it was based on.

2: Audi TT (Mk2):

The advantage of german cars is that people don’t necessarily notice the difference between two-generations, which is great if you’re on a budget and still want a car that looks great in today’s world. In comes the TT, with its instantly recognizable shape and simple design, it is a car that leaves little to be desired.

3: Mini Cooper Hatch (2001 to 2006):

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, some things just age well and the Mini Cooper is one of them. Bigger but yet recognisable as a Mini, this is probably the coolest car on this list. And if your in for a stand out interior, this is one of the most recognizable and iconic out there.

4: Citroen DS3:

We had to put this in, the DS3 is the first of a lineup that would prove itself to be known for its looks. With many ways to configure the car, the DS3 was a genuine rival for the Mini, no wonder why they still make it today.

5: VW Scirocco:

Many other cars could have taken the 5th spot on this list but there just something about the Scirocco that just feels right. I remember when seeing one on the street as a kid and just staring at that sleek design and wide rear body. And with probably the most modern interior on this list, this should definitely be on your radar.

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