best sports car for 10k

best sports car for 10k

Best Sports Car For 10k

The Honda Civic Si is the only front-wheel drive example on our list of the best used sports cars under $10k. So ubiquitous in the tuner community, it would have been heresy to exclude the Honda Civic Si, but we’re going to be picky and say you should look for a 2006-2007 model of the car, in coupe (not sedan) form, to get the best balance between drivability and peak power. 197 horsepower from a rev-happy 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine put a spring in the Civic Si’s step, and a standard six-speed manual transmission and aggressive springs, shocks, and swaybars transform the car’s driving experience when compared to the base Honda two-door.
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Best Sports Car For 10k

10. Honda Civic Si Page 1 of 12 10. Honda Civic Si The Honda Civic Si is the only front-wheel drive example on our list of the best used sports cars under $10k. So ubiquitous in the tuner community, it would have been heresy to exclude the Honda Civic Si, but we’re going to be picky and say you should look for a 2006-2007 model of the car, in coupe (not sedan) form, to get the best balance between drivability and peak power. 197 horsepower from a rev-happy 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine put a spring in the Civic Si’s step, and a standard six-speed manual transmission and aggressive springs, shocks, and swaybars transform the car’s driving experience when compared to the base Honda two-door.
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Best Sports Car For 10k

10. Honda Civic Si The Honda Civic Si is the only front-wheel drive example on our list of the best used sports cars under $10k. So ubiquitous in the tuner community, it would have been heresy to exclude the Honda Civic Si, but we’re going to be picky and say you should look for a 2006-2007 model of the car, in coupe (not sedan) form, to get the best balance between drivability and peak power. 197 horsepower from a rev-happy 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine put a spring in the Civic Si’s step, and a standard six-speed manual transmission and aggressive springs, shocks, and swaybars transform the car’s driving experience when compared to the base Honda two-door.
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Best Sports Car For 10k

Submitted by PGR on Wed, 2017-04-05 22:15. I would say 2006- E92 BMW 335i. You can get top notch examples with low miles for well under £10k now. Even the convertibles.Ok it’s not an M3 but it’s more modern than the E46 here with a sweet turbo six engine ripe for decent (and cheap) remap tuning.302bhp out the box, 370bhp and 500nm torque after a remap. Well under 5s to 60mph for less than £10k all in is a good deal for a classy looking coupe with a pleasant interior.
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Best Sports Car For 10k

The Honda S2000 is the third and final Japanese roadster on our list of the best used sports cars under $10k, and it also happens to be the most potent. Blame the car’s 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, which pushes out 240 horsepower at over 8,000 rpm (although torque sits at a somewhat paltry 153 lb-ft). A six-speed manual was the only gearbox ever offered with the Honda S2000, and to sneak under our price cap you’ll need to find an early AP1 car, which means models built between 2000 and 2004. A word of warning: AP1 S2000s are notorious for snap oversteer during high speed cornering, so keep that in mind should you ever find yourself piloting one on a race track.
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Best Sports Car For 10k

The BMW Z3 has emerged as a performance bargain on the used sports car market. The best value can be found in BMW Z3 models produced towards the end of the 90s, which makes them new enough to feature the 2.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine introduced in 1997, but still old enough to fall under our $10k price cut-off. The Z3 roadster’s 189 horsepower and well-tuned chassis make it a fun canyon carver without sacrificing comfort over rougher stretches of road (it is, after all, a BMW). Make sure to avoid four-cylinder versions of the car, as they aren’t nearly as lively in a straight line, and it’s well worth paying a small premium for Z3 models with a five-speed manual transmission.
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Best Sports Car For 10k

7. Honda S2000 Page 1 of 12 7. Honda S2000 The Honda S2000 is the third and final Japanese roadster on our list of the best used sports cars under $10k, and it also happens to be the most potent. Blame the car’s 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, which pushes out 240 horsepower at over 8,000 rpm (although torque sits at a somewhat paltry 153 lb-ft). A six-speed manual was the only gearbox ever offered with the Honda S2000, and to sneak under our price cap you’ll need to find an early AP1 car, which means models built between 2000 and 2004. A word of warning: AP1 S2000s are notorious for snap oversteer during high speed cornering, so keep that in mind should you ever find yourself piloting one on a race track.
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Best Sports Car For 10k

7. Honda S2000 The Honda S2000 is the third and final Japanese roadster on our list of the best used sports cars under $10k, and it also happens to be the most potent. Blame the car’s 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, which pushes out 240 horsepower at over 8,000 rpm (although torque sits at a somewhat paltry 153 lb-ft). A six-speed manual was the only gearbox ever offered with the Honda S2000, and to sneak under our price cap you’ll need to find an early AP1 car, which means models built between 2000 and 2004. A word of warning: AP1 S2000s are notorious for snap oversteer during high speed cornering, so keep that in mind should you ever find yourself piloting one on a race track.
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9. BMW Z3 Page 1 of 12 9. BMW Z3 The BMW Z3 has emerged as a performance bargain on the used sports car market. The best value can be found in BMW Z3 models produced towards the end of the 90s, which makes them new enough to feature the 2.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine introduced in 1997, but still old enough to fall under our $10k price cut-off. The Z3 roadster’s 189 horsepower and well-tuned chassis make it a fun canyon carver without sacrificing comfort over rougher stretches of road (it is, after all, a BMW). Make sure to avoid four-cylinder versions of the car, as they aren’t nearly as lively in a straight line, and it’s well worth paying a small premium for Z3 models with a five-speed manual transmission.
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9. BMW Z3 The BMW Z3 has emerged as a performance bargain on the used sports car market. The best value can be found in BMW Z3 models produced towards the end of the 90s, which makes them new enough to feature the 2.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine introduced in 1997, but still old enough to fall under our $10k price cut-off. The Z3 roadster’s 189 horsepower and well-tuned chassis make it a fun canyon carver without sacrificing comfort over rougher stretches of road (it is, after all, a BMW). Make sure to avoid four-cylinder versions of the car, as they aren’t nearly as lively in a straight line, and it’s well worth paying a small premium for Z3 models with a five-speed manual transmission.
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The Subaru WRX is more appropriately labeled a sport sedan (or wagon) than a pure sports car, but with its griptastic all-wheel drive system and rally-inspired turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the WRX has become a modern day performance icon. Aim for the 2004-2005 model year to get the most bang for the buck from this Subaru, as it offers revised styling compared to the introductory 2002-2003 models, new strut design, and a raucous 227 horsepower from its 2.0-liter mill. A four-speed automatic transmission was offered with the car, but a five-speed manual is definitely the way to go when searching out your sub-$10k WRX.
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6. Subaru WRX STI Page 1 of 12 6. Subaru WRX STI The Subaru WRX is more appropriately labeled a sport sedan (or wagon) than a pure sports car, but with its griptastic all-wheel drive system and rally-inspired turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the WRX has become a modern day performance icon. Aim for the 2004-2005 model year to get the most bang for the buck from this Subaru, as it offers revised styling compared to the introductory 2002-2003 models, new strut design, and a raucous 227 horsepower from its 2.0-liter mill. A four-speed automatic transmission was offered with the car, but a five-speed manual is definitely the way to go when searching out your sub-$10k WRX.
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6. Subaru WRX STI The Subaru WRX is more appropriately labeled a sport sedan (or wagon) than a pure sports car, but with its griptastic all-wheel drive system and rally-inspired turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the WRX has become a modern day performance icon. Aim for the 2004-2005 model year to get the most bang for the buck from this Subaru, as it offers revised styling compared to the introductory 2002-2003 models, new strut design, and a raucous 227 horsepower from its 2.0-liter mill. A four-speed automatic transmission was offered with the car, but a five-speed manual is definitely the way to go when searching out your sub-$10k WRX.
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By Collin Woodard May 9, 2016 These ten used performance cars may not be legends of zero-maintenance reliability, but they’re far more engaging than any economy commuter, and buying one won’t break the bank. View Gallery 10 Photos 1 of 10 2 of 10 3 of 10 4 of 10 5 of 10 6 of 10 7 of 10 8 of 10 9 of 10 10 of 10 1 of 10 Audi S4 (B6) Most people will see a handsome luxury sedan, but what they might not detect is the hammer under the hood. The B6 S4 packs a 4.2-liter, 40-valve V8 making 339 horses in stock form, with Audi’s legendary dynamics and Quattro all-wheel drive, all for less than $10,000 with a little hunting. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 2 of 10 BMW 540i (E39) No one’s going to argue that the M5 version wasn’t a better driver’s car, but the 540i is the E39 you want to own. And even though it doesn’t have 400 horsepower, the 540i’s low-end torque will keep you plenty entertained. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 of 10 Chevrolet Camaro SS (F Body) If your idea of having fun is going fast in a straight line, you’re going to have a hard time beating the Chevrolet Camaro’s bang for the buck. You’ll have to be careful in the corners, but you’ll sure have fun in the straights. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 4 of 10 Dodge Neon SRT-4 The Dodge Neon is cute and generally competent, but the turbocharged SRT-4 version is viciously quick. Just be careful of buying someone’s heavily modified project. And look out for torque steer. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 of 10 Infiniti G35 Coupe Any G35 coupe you find is going to be at least 10 years old, but the design still looks great, even today. They’re fun, surprisingly quick, and a great deal. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 6 of 10 Lexus IS300 If you’re considering a used BMW 3 Series but you value reliability, look no further than the first-generation Lexus IS. The IS300 only had 215 horsepower, but its excellent handling and handsome design make up for it. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 of 10 Mitsubishi 3000GT Looking at the Mitsubishi lineup today, it’s hard to imagine that the company behind the Mirage used to build a world-class sports car. But at the time, the 3000GT was exactly that. The one you want is the twin-turbo, all-wheel drive VR4. They’re steadily increasing in value, so get one cheaply while you still can. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 8 of 10 Nissan 300ZX Before the Nissan 350Z, there was the 300ZX. It’s a screaming deal for anyone looking to get their hands on a rear-drive Japanese sports car, and if you can find a Twin Turbo coupe in good condition, you’ll have one of the darlings of 1990s import performance. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 of 10 Porsche 944 Used Porsche 911 prices are skyrocketing, but if you’re on a budget, you can still buy a Porsche. The 944 might not be the 911, but it’s still a great performer for your money. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 10 of 10 Volvo V70 R If you want a performance car but still need something practical, the Volvo V70 R is a great answer. It’s a station wagon with nearly 300 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and an available manual transmission. What more could you want? Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Next Everything You Need to Know About Managing Cars Skip Ad Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

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