2010 Audi R8 has ‘collectible’ written all over it

The 2010 Audi R8 is as fast as it is pretty. A clear plexiglass cover gives onlookers an eyeful of the engine bay. Easily the most eye-catching production car ever put forward by the German company, the R8 looks like it’s doing 160 km/h just sitting there.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The R8 has held its value well

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid stands test of time

Like its non-hybrid stablemate, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid offered a fair amount of interior elbow room, but with 334 litres of luggage space, the trunk was a little on the small side. Ford claimed a range of some 1,127 kilometres on a full tank of fuel. This was probably a little optimistic.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Owners tend to keep them forever, given their reliable and economical performance

Buying used: 2010 Mazdaspeed3 not to be taken lightly

The 2010 Mazdaspeed3 was available in hatchback configuration only, and power was provided by a turbocharged and inter-cooled version of Mazda’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Speed3 was that rarest of creatures: an affordable hot rod, accessible to just about everybody

2011 Mazda CX-7 stands the test of time

The CX-7’s level of refinement was a cut above the Ford-based Mazda Tribute, but it had less cargo space and was not available with a V6 engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes The CX-7 was a cut above competitors, but it had less cargo space and was not available with a V6 engine or manual transmission