1. Jaguar S-Type R 4.2 V8 Supercharged. They normally come with Sat Nav, Voice Activation, Park Aid, Xenon Headlamps etc. Its a lot of car for £15,000 or less. The engine can be chipped if needed.
2005 JAGUAR S-TYPE 4.2 V8 R 4dr Auto [Euro 4] Saloon
2. Jaguar XJR 4.2 V8 Supercharged. Similar money to the S-Type. 2003 on are an all aluminium body. Huge performance and top spec. 2003 JAGUAR XJ Super V8 4.2 Supercharged
3. Mazda RX-8. Not many 231's about good spec and obsece performance. I've had a Golf GTI, it was a pile of poo in comparison. Golf bats do fit on the back seat (I used to have one ;))2004 MAZDA RX8 4dr  Coupe
4. Volvo V70 T5. a left field choice really, good performance, good spec and tuneable. 2006 Volvo V70 2401 cc T5 SE Sport
have a look at those to be getting on with
Sorry just had an inspector morse moment then with those Jags lol they are styled for someone a bit older than me :p
RX8 - does that come with a lifetime supply of oil and carbon tips? ;)
@Si - Whatever I get part ex for it tbh
Oh, how about a stupid suggestion.
Alfa Brera, the performance, handling, reliability, residual value and economy will be worse then a 3 series. And it's front wheel drive.
You must be thinking about it.
ALFA ROMEO BRERA 3.2 V6 JTS
you could get an Mitsubishi evo.
Oh well what about something like this then?
Luxury, speed and power.
4 wheel drive is quite handy too!!
The S-Type a bit marmite. If you have the right colour with the right wheels it does look fantastic. Slate Grey with 18" Indianapolis alloys is a nice combo. When I used to sell them, the styling was the biggest obsticle. Having said that, once people had driver the R, they seemed to get past the look of the car.
Ask the Mazda dealer nicely he'll probably give you oil for the first year is you say you'll buy one! :p
How about a VW Phaeton. If you get the 6.0 W12 you'll get the performance you want, plus the luxury and they're quite rare...
Volkswagen Phaeton - 6.0 W12 4MOTION 4d Auto (4 Seat) - Facts & Figures - Parker's
I've seen a 2nd hand 50k for £11,995 on pistonheads