cheap sport cars

cheap sport cars

Cheap Sport Cars

Affordable sports cars exist for one reason – to offer all of their splendor to those of us that usually can’t afford luxury cars, supercars, or even top tier muscle cars. Japanese roadsters offer superb handling, quick revving and genuinely fun drive, but they aren’t the only ones. Domestic cars can be affordable too, and offer all of this at the same time as well. Heck, even German cars have been known to become affordable if you’re patient enough to wait before buying them. What’s more, all of them can become laughably cheap over time. And while their prices drop considerably, their performance remains more or less intact. You won’t pay much for them and nothing will hold you back for it. You’ll be able to squeeze out the most of them without feeling guilty about forcing them too much. This is why cheap used sports cars can be a fine investment. You can drive them until their their soul leaves their body and move on to the next one. Here are ten such affordable sports cars to choose from. Oh, and only one nameplate per manufacturer to keep things fair. And, no Mazda Miata. It’s getting seriously boring. Not the car’s driving dynamics which are hellishly fun, but its inclusion on every single related list. Consider this the honorable mention.   PreviousNext
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Cheap Sport Cars

Affordable sports cars exist for one reason – to offer all of their splendor to those of us that usually can’t afford luxury cars, supercars, or even top tier muscle cars. Japanese roadsters offer superb handling, quick revving and genuinely fun drive, but they aren’t the only ones. Domestic cars can be affordable too, and offer all of this at the same time as well. Heck, even German cars have been known to become affordable if you’re patient enough to wait before buying them. What’s more, all of them can become laughably cheap over time. And while their prices drop considerably, their performance remains more or less intact. You won’t pay much for them and nothing will hold you back for it. You’ll be able to squeeze out the most of them without feeling guilty about forcing them too much. This is why cheap used sports cars can be a fine investment. You can drive them until their their soul leaves their body and move on to the next one. Here are ten such affordable sports cars to choose from. Oh, and only one nameplate per manufacturer to keep things fair. And, no Mazda Miata. It’s getting seriously boring. Not the car’s driving dynamics which are hellishly fun, but its inclusion on every single related list. Consider this the honorable mention.  
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Cheap Sport Cars

Likewise, narrowing down the list wasn’t easy. Money is subjective, after all, and one person’s cheap car could be someone else’s extravagant dream. So for the purposes of this story, The Drive started by focusing on cars that all can be bought for less than the median new car purchase price in America—roughly $34,000, according to Kelley Blue Book. Then we leveraged our combined decades of journalistic experience to cull that list down to the most entertaining cars.(After all, this isn’t Every Cheap Sports Car of 2017; this is The Best Cheap Sports Cars of 2017.)
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Cheap Sport Cars

Affordable sports cars exist for one reason – to offer all of their splendor to those of us that usually can’t afford luxury cars, supercars, or even top tier muscle cars. Japanese roadsters offer superb handling, quick revving and genuinely fun drive, but they aren’t the only ones. Domestic cars can be affordable too, and offer all of this at the same time as well. Heck, even German cars have been known to become affordable if you’re patient enough to wait before buying them. What’s more, all of them can become laughably cheap over time.
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Cheap Sport Cars

Sports Cars 2017-2018: The Best and the Rest Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it’s sporting an Editors’ Choice badge, you’ll know that we think it’s one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.
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Cheap Sport Cars

The VW GTI may not be the sexiest car on this list, but it strikes a balance between performance and practicality that few, if any, cheap cars can match. A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four making 210 to 220 hp provides power to the front wheels, while in the rear, this Volkswagen’s boxy shape means the hatchback offers nearly 23 cubic feet of space—far more than any car on this list. And compared to many cheap cars, the GTI—like the Golf it’s based on—is built like a Panzer tank. While the GTI can be specced up with fancy features like leather trim, a power driver’s seat, and touchscreen infotainment, the basic models come with everything you need to extract plenty of driving fun from this cheap sports car. Plus, this fast car’s plaid cloth seats have a style all their own. Volkswagen GTI Base Price: $25,595 Fiat 124 Spider
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Cheap Sport Cars

Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it’s sporting an Editors’ Choice badge, you’ll know that we think it’s one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.
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Cheap Sport Cars

The VW GTI may not be the sexiest car on this list, but it strikes a balance between performance and practicality that few, if any, cheap cars can match. A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four making 210 to 220 hp provides power to the front wheels, while in the rear, this Volkswagen’s boxy shape means the hatchback offers nearly 23 cubic feet of space—far more than any car on this list. And compared to many cheap cars, the GTI—like the Golf it’s based on—is built like a Panzer tank.
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All three Ford Mustang models are rear-wheel-drive, and all come with a manual transmission as standard—though the EcoBoost and GT models also now offer a 10-speed automatic transmission that’s new for the 2018 model year. Those two fast cars also come in both coupe and convertible forms (the Shelby is only available with a solid roof). The 2018 model year upgrades also include a host of new technological features, like a digital 12-inch instrument panel, pedestrian detection technology, and, weirdly enough, a start button that pulses in time with a horse’s heartbeat. Ford Mustang Base Price: $25,185 Chevrolet CamaroChevrolet2017 Chevrolet Camaro SSOnce the subject of jokes for its bloated styling and T-top roof, the Chevy Camaro has grown all the way into one of the best sports cars on the planet. While the 6.2-liter V-8-powered SS making 455 hp and the supercharged V-8-engined ZL1 packing 650 hp have the power to run neck-and-neck with cars costing three times as much, even Camaros with the lesser 335-hp 3.6-liter V-6 or 275-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four are still plenty of fun to drive. And there’s even a 1LE track package available for V-6 and V-8 models that pushes this cheap sports car even closer to supercar territory. Whether coupe or convertible, every new Chevy Camaro comes with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, but you can grab it with an automatic (an eight-speed unit on everything but the ZL1, which gets a new 10-speed transmission) should you desire. And while it may have the soul of a classic muscle car, the Camaro offers plenty of 21st Century tech features, like standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi, standard touchscreen infotainment, and an available head-up display.
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More on Sports Cars Sports cars that don’t cost as much as a house tend to come in two primary categories. Small, lightweight sports cars with four-cylinder engines are designed to deliver excellent handling and agility rather than outright speed and power. Muscle cars, on the other hand, are heavier and have more powerful engines. No matter which type of sports car you’re shopping for, you shouldn’t have trouble finding one that delivers thrills without breaking the bank. Back to top
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Want cheap speed? Buy used. You won’t get the latest tech or the most luxurious features, but you will satisfy that need for speed, and do it without having to sell body parts to pay off the note. The used-car values you see here were sourced from Kelly Blue Book and represent vehicles that have a condition rating of “excellent.” You might have to spend a few bucks more to find a perfect example of some of these cars in your area, but they’ll all be cheaper (and cooler) than most new economy cars.
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Author Copy Created with Sketch. By Anthony Sullivan Mar 14, 2017 Want cheap speed? Buy used. You won’t get the latest tech or the most luxurious features, but you will satisfy that need for speed, and do it without having to sell body parts to pay off the note. The used-car values you see here were sourced from Kelly Blue Book and represent vehicles that have a condition rating of “excellent.” You might have to spend a few bucks more to find a perfect example of some of these cars in your area, but they’ll all be cheaper (and cooler) than most new economy cars.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Published on May 16, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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