My little red baby has been nicked by my dad. My woman drives a big beautiful SUV but I'm not going nick her car. I'll be buying secondhand but I've got about 10-15,000 quid to spare. No French or Korean cars, no matter what. I need style, power and build quality with perhaps comfort as another factor. Fuel economy is not really necessary. I'm thinking about a : Mini Cooper S - had one, loved it but its a bit gay (very gay) and its not a convertible which I would love. Also a bit small but four seats are a plus with my kid. Honda S2000 - my dream car, but I might not be able to afford it. I'm not getting a MX-5 because that would be like settling for Penelope Cruz's cousin when a little more effort would get you Cruz. Subaru Impreza - one with a turbo. Comfort and the chav factor are an issue. Mazda RX-8 - might be a little too expensive.