If you’re truly looking for a bargain, you just have to check out our selection of the best sports cars under $30K. We’re talking some seriously fun-to-drive cars here that won’t break your piggy bank. Maybe they’re not in the league of aor a , but then, not many sports cars are. What they are, however, is pure driving fun.
- 2011 Kelley Blue Book says, (of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro), “If you want a great-looking car that
expresses your personality without forcing you to take out a second mortgage on the declining value of your home, you have to like the Camaro.” Indeed, with prices for the Camaro coupe powered by V6 engine starting at $22,805, what’s not to like? The style is in-your-face, a no-holds-barred assault on the road, and one that gets noticed everywhere. Let’s not forget that Motor Trend named the Camaro “Car of the Year” in 2010.
has been built every year since it first started – no seven-year hiatus like the Camaro endured. And Mustang lovers just can’t get enough of the car. Base engine is a 305-horsepower V6, and it also gets the best fuel economy in its class, an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway. All this, for prices starting at $22,145 (base V6). Edmunds.com says, “The Chevrolet Camaro still takes top honors for dramatic styling, and the is surprisingly lovable… But if you’re looking for the best all-around pony car of 2011, you need not look any further than the holistically improved 2011 Ford Mustang.”
V6 – Arch-rival to the Chevy Camaro is, of course, the 2011 Ford Mustang. As a pony car, the Mustang
pavement-burner than it actually is. But what it is, for the most part, is still very satisfying – for the right buyer. There’s no question that the price is right, starting from $18,999. Edmunds.com says, “Today, there’s been a renaissance of inexpensive fun cars, but most belong to the hot hatch genre. But for those who scoff at a dorky hatch and yearn for those good ol’ days of the sport coupe, the 2011 Eclipse is a pleasant relic. It’s also one of the few convertibles in its price range.”
– With its aggressive exterior design, you might expect the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse to be more of a
- 2011 – Buyers looking for a great value in a sporty coupe have to take a spin behind the wheel of the 2011 Coupe. Definitely check out the Genesis 3.8 R-Spec, a car that Best Cars Blog says “is an affordable sports car with more power and standard interior features than many rivals available at this price.” For $26,750, the car comes with a 306-horsepower V6 engine, six-speed manual transmission, and performance Brembo brakes. Not bad for an under $30K sports car.
- 2011 Consumer Guide is quite effusive: “This Best Buy Mazda delivers as much driving enjoyment – if not outright power – as 2-seat sports cars costing thousands more. The MX-5 Miata combines open-air driving fun with surprising practicality, including a remarkably well-engineered retractable hard top.” The 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata is available in three trims: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring, with prices starting from $23,110. – Quick, agile, great on gas, reliable, and oh-so fun, to drive, that is. That’s what you get with the 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Available