If you have always dreamed of driving a fun sports car, you can make your dreams come true without breaking the bank. Sports cars are not just for people who have a lot of money; even the average person can buy one if they want to splurge just a little. Whether you want to buy new or used, here are some shockingly cheap sports cars.
2017 Ford Mustang
Ford redesigned the Mustang in 2015, and the 2017 model brings both style and performance to the table. It comes in both a coupe and a convertible with a choice of engines that include a turbo inline-4 that gets 310 horsepower or a 3.7-liter V-6 for 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The Mustang offers excellent handling and a comfortable ride, and it even has above-average fuel economy, so you can drive your fun sports car even on your everyday commute.
Porsche Boxter 986
Porsche produced the Boxter from 1997 through 2004. This was the first two-seater convertible from Porsche since the ’50s, and it was one of their biggest sellers. You can find these iconic cars without looking too hard, and you’ll see that the prices are equivalent to a mid-level economy car. This little sports car features a mid-engine design, and it offers an excellent handling experience. The first generation came with a 2.5-liter, flat-six engine that produced 201 horsepower, and in 2000 Porsche introduced the Boxter S with larger wheels, more horsepower, and a stiffer suspension.
Mazda Miata NA
The Mazda Miata NA was the first-generation Miata. Mazda produced it from 1990 to 1997, and the first ones came with a 116-horsepower engine. In 1994 Mazda upgraded the engine to a 1.8-liter, and they added some new safety features. The Miata convertible top has a simple design, and it is even watertight, which was something you didn’t often see with the European convertibles. This means you can drive the Miata NA even in the rain and stay dry.
Dodge Challenger R/T
The current generation Dodge Challenger is a reboot from the old age of muscle cars, and it brings the retro look along with the power and the style. The R/T comes with a 5.7-liter Dodge HEMI engine that generates 375 horsepower and is a good mid-level trim for those who want a sports car without a huge price tag. This is a large car with plenty of space both in the front and the back, and even the lower trims come with some of the latest technology, including the Uconnect system from Chrysler and some extra safety features.
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The Corvette offers drivers big performance for the money, and the C5 is one of the most affordable. It is new enough to have a modern look, and it comes with a manual transmission, a powerful V-8 engine, and the fun pop-up headlights. The C5 Z06 generates 385 horsepower and can get from zero to 60 in just four seconds.
These cars show that anyone can afford a dream sports car. You can find new vehicles with the latest technology or a classic sports car that makes a statement.