best sports cars under 50k

best sports cars under 50k

Best Sports Cars Under 50k

sports cars represent the most thrilling experiences to be had behind the wheel. While luxury cars often make sacrifices when it comes to weight, handling, and precision, sports cars are about maximizing performance at all costs. Sometimes a blend of both traits is possible, but it comes with a cost premium.
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Best Sports Cars Under 50k

Mazda’s MX-5 Miata may not have the power to match the other performance machines on this list, but it still earns its spot as one of the 10 best sports cars under $50,000 thanks to its peppy powertrain and go-kart like handling. The Japanese automaker, which considers itself a team of enthusiasts building cars for other enthusiasts, knows a thing or two about engineering nimble, attractive cars.
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Best Sports Cars Under 50k

If you check our list of fastest cars ever made, you’ll see the buy-in starts in the low six figures and rises to millions of dollars. Those cars are ridiculously entertaining and gorgeous to behold, but they are not in the budget of the average person. Nonetheless, the list of affordable sports cars gets more impressive every year, and 2017 is another great one for enthusiasts.
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Best Sports Cars Under 50k

Who says sports cars have to be 2-door affairs? For the last several years, Subaru’s WRX STI has outperformed some of the quickest 2-door sports cars in its 4-door and 5-door body styles. Recently redesigned in 2015, the Subaru WRX STI retains its rally-bred heritage, but can tear up any paved road you put beneath its tires.
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Best Sports Cars Under 50k

And from the land of beer and schnitzel, we have a number of worthy mentions on our list of 10 best sports cars under $50,000. The Audi TT has been freshly redesigned for 2016 and its aggressive design is stunning to behold. Sharp LED headlights, body creases, and wheel designs characterize the TT’s exterior, but supple leather and some of the coolest vehicle technology is hidden within the sports car’s interior.
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Best Sports Cars Under 50k

We raised our search ceiling to $50,000 for some realistic leeway and gathered the best cars on offer within that limit. You can’t go wrong with any choice on this list. No matter what style you’re shopping for, these are the best cars on sale today for under 50 grand.
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Best Sports Cars Under 50k

The Cadillac ATS Coupe is how America does modern luxury. It’s also how America finds its way onto this list of 10 best sports cars under $50,000. With a stunning design, spunky powertrains, and the best chassis in its segment, the ATS Coupe is a true performance car.
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Best Sports Cars Under 50k

The foil to Ford’s Mustang is back for 2016 with an all-new look, platform, interior, and engine. The Chevrolet Camaro SS, like the Mustang, should be taken seriously as a performance machine in all settings, especially on the track. It deserves its spot on a list of 10 best sports cars under $50,000 for many reasons, but the simple fact that it’s faster around a track than BMW’s M4 should raise some eyebrows.
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At the caboose of our list of 10 best sports cars under $50,000 is a hatchback. The Volkswagen Golf R isn’t just any hatchback, though; it’s an all-wheel drive, turbocharged, grin-inducing take on utility. While the VW GTI is the standard of hot hatchbacks, the “R” on this Golf’s grille designates an extra 72 horsepower for a grand total of 292 ponies and 280 lb-ft of torque.
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Best Mini Supercar: There’s a reason Audi is synonymous with legendary handling, and cars like the Audi TT are a shining example of it. With all four wheels pushed far to the corners of the car, and with its low-slung architecture, the TT feels like a go kart through the corners. Through design and performance the TT is just one of those cars nearly anyone can set decent lap times in.
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Learn more about these fast cars, and others, by checking out their reviews and standings in our new car rankings. Also, be sure to explore our car deals page. There, you can get deals on the latest new cars. And, when you’re ready to buy, use our Best Price Program to save thousands off MSRP.
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More Shopping Tools From U.S. News & World Report Learn more about these fast cars, and others, by checking out their reviews and standings in our new car rankings. Also, be sure to explore our car deals page. There, you can get deals on the latest new cars. And, when you’re ready to buy, use our Best Price Program to save thousands off MSRP.
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Cars like the M3 and M5 are more powerful than the M2, but boy is this little coupe fun to drive. And while you might not see it on the spec sheet, the M2 is also a lot of car for your money. It offers the kind of balance and feedback that makes you want to drive it harder, and the harder you drive it, the more rewarding it is. While you can get other M cars for less than $100,000, the M2 is the one you’re going to want if you’re an enthusiast.
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Cars like the M3 and M5 are more powerful than the M2, but boy is this little coupe fun to drive. And while you might not see it on the spec sheet, the M2 is also a lot of car for your money. It offers the kind of balance and feedback that makes you want to drive it harder, and the harder you drive it, the more rewarding it is. While you can get other M cars for less than $100,000, the M2 is the one you’re going to want if you’re an enthusiast.READ MORE: 13 Things You Learn After Driving the BMW M2
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Fact is my friends 4WD is the way things are going. In the wet, a RWD car becomes a liability able to do little more than make a great noise and a cloud of steam whilst you sit stationary. I own a C350 CDI, puts down a modest 261 BHP but 457lb/ft of torque. In the dry it’s properly quick (note I didn’t say fast), but next week I pick up my CLA45 AMG. Yes, it’s 4WD. Yes that means there’s less skill involved in driving it, but you know what? I don’t care. I’m not Lewis Hamilton, and nor do would I pretend to have even nearly the same level of driving prowess. But I get a kick out of going fast, the buzz of planting a car into a bend hard and coming out the other side alive and buzzing with adrenaline. Far too many people get caught up on saying “my car is better/faster than yours”, but you know what? Everyone on this site taking the time to comment on their ride – respect to them. You clearly love your cars. And personally, I don’t care if I was blown into the reeds by everyone on this forum – surely what we have in common here is our love of cars – new and old, small displacement / large displacement. It’s about the damn buzz you get when you go out in the thing, and know you’re pushing YOUR limits – regardless of whether you’re driving a £1.2 million Veyron, or a $40,000 Mustang. If you can’t recognize you’re one of a large group of people who share something special in common – a love of your machines – I’m not sure what you’re doing here. I regularly find myself out on an open road with another driver, who like me – is just out to feel the exhilaration of putting pedal to metal. I don’t think I’m better than him if my car is worth twice what his is, or worse than him if my car is worth half what his is – the fact is – a true petrolhead respects other petrolheads without the need to troll/ be abusive. I’ve had a number of encounters with other drivers giving it ‘some welly’ on the roads. And when we pull up at the lights, a respectful thumbs up is exchanged. Just my two pen’eth / cents
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Best-Looking Family Sedan: In the past few years, Japan, and Mazda especially, have really come into their own in the style and design department. It’s no coincidence that there are four Mazdas on our list. For the price, they’re some of the best-handling cars on the road, and the 6 is no exception. Sharp and flowing design draped over a competent yet efficient chassis, and all for under $25,000.
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Japan charged aggressively into the sports car segment in the late 1980s and early 1990s with vehicles like the Acura NSX and Toyota Supra, but these days, there are only a few analog performance cars left. Fortunately, the co-developed Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 is classic rear-wheel drive fun in a contemporary package.
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While it may seem that automakers are focusing more on fuel efficiency than performance these days, cars are actually getting faster and (in some cases) cheaper. If you’re in the market for a performance car under $50,000, you might be surprised just how fast they can get.

Published on May 30, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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