Buying a sports car is a hefty chunk of change and trying to find that balance between finding a car you love and finding a car that you can afford. You also want a car that you will spend the next couple of years driving and not fixing. Remember that expensive doesn’t mean it will hold value or that it is well built. We put together a list of the best sports cars for the money, to help you make an educated choice. You won’t find any Lamborghinis or Ferraris on the list, these are cars the average Joe can afford. These are in no particular order.
2018 Dodge Challenger
Inspired by the muscle cars of the 60’s and 70’s, this is not your tiny little sports car. You can easily fit 5 people into the car and there is loads of trunk space as well. Among our list this is one of the more expensive rides, with the base model coming in at close to 30K. Add in some extras and it can get pretty expensive to own. It does have a great rating for reliability so it won’t leave you stranded.
2018 Chevy Camaro
Another throwback to the early muscle cars, the Camaro has a half decent starting price at around 25K but after all is said and done it is right up there with the Challenger in price. This car has great handling and it’s a comfortable ride. It is not as big as the challenger and there isn’t a lot of room in the backseat. It is loaded with a ton of features, give it a test drive.
2018 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is the quintessential American sports car and for more than 50 years there have been new Mustangs on the road. 2018 gives us another great car. The Mustang comes with a powerful engine, great handling and a comfortable cabin. This car performs well in all tests and has a decent starting price. There are cars that will cost you less, but…they aren’t a Mustang.
2018 Fiat 124 Spider
The Spider has one of the lowest price tags and the cost to own is pretty cheap. It has great fuel economy but the reliability ratings could be a lot better. What sets this apart is the driving experience. This is a two seater sports car with a powerful engine and fantastic handling. It is has an upscale interior with plenty or bells and whistles. This is a car that was made to be driven fast!