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iPhone X or vintage Jaguar XJ 8 with money left over for Christmas?

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The warmly received iPhone X is a very cool handset indeed, with peerless facial recognition technology, terrific cameras and a sleek all-screen front. But at £1,000, it’s no-one’s idea of wallet-friendly.

For that outlay, you could get yourself a smattering of citybreaks in bijou hotels in sun-dappled locations. Or if you’re more of a stay-at-home type, you could nab a PS4, a Nintendo Switch AND a trove of games.

Or perhaps better still, you could buy an achingly cool car to cruise around in. And have plenty of money left over to do with what thou wilt.

According to car-buying comparison site, a Jaguar XJ8 with 204,000 miles on the clock was recently listed on the site for £595. That leaves you with nearly enough to get an iPhone 6S as your next handset (currently priced £449).

Not sold on one of the most iconic British cars ever built? Hmm, okay. Well how about a sporty MG MGF from ’95 for £690? Or maybe a boat-sized Chrysler PT Cruiser for £655 for ferrying around your family?

Here’s a full run down on ten cars recently valued on for less than the outlay for an iPhone X.

Brand Model Mileage Year Price
Jaguar XJ8 208,000 2004 £595
Chrysler PT Cruiser 78,000 2008 £655
MG MGF 95,000 1996 £690
Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 154,000 2005 £690
Alfa Romeo T Spark Lusso 147,000 2003 £795
Jeep Cherokee CRD Sport Auto 147,000 2004 795
Mini Cooper Hatch 130,000 2005 £900
Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin 11,000 2003 £999
SsangYong Rodius 2.7 102,000 2008 £1,000
Triumph TR7 57,000 1981 £1,000

Alex Buttle, director of car buying comparison website, said: “When we looked into the £1,000 used car market, we were surprised by the sheer number of cheap cars for sale that were cool when bought new a few years back and are even cooler today.

“If you can see past a few miles on the clock and the odd mechanical failure, you can pick up a little piece of auto history for less than the price of an iPhone X.

"Not only that, but it may last more than a year before needing an upgrade!”



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