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The 5 at 5 These cars offer that bit more in terms of performance and we’ve got one for you, whatever your bank balance.

MANY CAR LOVERS dream about owning a sports car but then life and trips to IKEA get in the way.

You may need a practical everyday car, but why can’t it have more power and performance or even just look a bit racier?

These cars do it all, they are practical but look sharp and driving them will put a smile on your face, even on the school run. Go faster stripes optional.

We’ve rounded up five sporty motors, from the top-end dream car to the distinctly affordable.

Under €90k

2016 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, €75,950

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When you desire sleek coupe looks but need saloon-like practicality there are few options more desirable than the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. This 3.0-litre diesel with automatic transmission and Xdrive all-wheel drive makes for one serious machine.

Under €70k

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera, €64,995

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There are few silhouettes as iconic or recognisable as the Porsche 911 and this 2009 997 model is one of the best looking versions made. Its 5-split-spoke alloy wheels and metallic grey paint add to the overall look but inside the equipment levels are every bit as impressive.

Under €50k

2014 Mercedes-Benz E200 Coupe AMG, €39,946

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The AMG Sport specification adds to the already impressive styling of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. Its smooth-shifting automatic transmission and 2.1-litre engine make longer journeys seems effortless.

Under €30k

2013 Audi A4 S Line, €26,950

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Ordinarily the Audi A4 is one handsome saloon, but in this sportier S line specification it looks stunning. Powered by the more potent 177hp diesel engine, its quattro all-wheel drive transmission ensures it grips the road like little else.

Under €20k

2010 Volkswagen Scirocco, €14,500

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The Volkswagen Scirocco blends sleek, sporty looks with a chassis that delivers on the twisty stuff but is refined enough to cope with the everyday commute. Its 2.0-litre TDI delivers punchy, low-down power and good fuel economy.

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