HERE ARE THE ALTERNATIVES
Renault Megane GT Coupe, £23,350
The Renault Megane GT Coupe is the only comparable model to the Proceed GT but it is powered by a diesel engine. It returns decent fuel economy (50.4mpg) and emissions figures (145g/km of CO2) but it’s the least sporty model here and has a slower sprint time of 8.5 seconds. You’ll need to step up to the hardcore Renaultsport version if you want a quick Renault coupe.
Toyota GT86, £24,995
While it’s unquestionably the best sporty car here, the biggest problem with the GT86 is that it isn’t comfortable enough to drive every day. The official acceleration figure of 7.6 seconds (0-62mph) doesn’t do justice to how quick this car feels thanks to its outstanding balance and handling. Fuel economy isn’t particularly good – it is a sports car after all.
VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI 160PS, £21,950
Volkswagen’s Scirocco has been around since 2008. The 158bhp 1.4 TSI version will take you from standstill to 60mph in 8.0 seconds. Faster models like the Scirocco R will do the 0-62mph sprint two seconds quicker, albeit for £10k more. Fuel economy for the 1.4-litre version is better than its predecessor with 42.8mpg and its CO2 emissions is only 154g/km. But at £2k more than the Proceed GT, it’s a more expensive and less attractive option.