Under $ 20,000 sports cars

Under $ 20,000 sports cars

2003 BMW Z4

When BMW decided to replace the retro Z3, the world was in for a shock. The first-generation Z4 was anything but retro, yet it had all the ingredients for a good sports car, including silky-smooth BMW inline engines.Under $ 20,000 sports cars-bmw-2

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Is it a sports car, or a muscle car? It doesn’t matter: the world of two-door performance cars is shrinking and the Camaro has grown much more sophisticated since its 1960s birth.

The Camaro made a triumphant return for the 2010 model year with styling that was referential but not retro, and powerful V6 and V8 engines; nabbing a sophomore model should help avoid any new-model issues.Under $ 20,000 sports cars- Chevrolet-3

2000 Chevrolet Corvette

Sure, you can buy a sports car, but what about “America’s sports car.” A new Corvette is considered a performance bargain, but only the C5 generation can be easily found for under $20 grand.

That means bargain shoppers will be faced with the usual pre-Stingray Corvette bullet points: powerful small-block V8 engine, lightweight bodywork, terrible interior.Under $ 20,000 sports cars- Chevrolet corvette-4

2011 Ford Mustang

For the 2010 model year, Ford gave the Mustang its last refresh before a full redesign (set to hit showrooms later this year). However, it forgot to overhaul the engines.

That oversight was taken care of for 2011, when the Mustang received new V6 and V8 engines that were more powerful and fuel-efficient. If you’re looking for an inexpensive car with plenty of performance out of the box, this is the one to get.Under $ 20,000 sports cars- 2011-ford-mustang-5

2002 Honda S2000

The S2000 is the best of Honda design philosophy applied to a sports car.

From the clean and handsome exterior to the high-revving four-cylinder engine and manual transmission, this car has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Under $ 20,000 sports cars-honda-1

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The Hyundai Genesis sedan may be the Korean carmaker’s version of the Lexus LS, but the Genesis Coupe is its version of the Mustang.

It’s hard to believe that this rear-wheel drive two door, with turbocharged four-cylinder and naturally-aspirated V6 power, wears a Hyundai badge, but that’s just the interesting times we live in.Under $ 20,000 sports cars- 2011-hyundai-genesis-coupe-7

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, the Miata is the most basic expression of what a sports car should be.

Most car enthusiasts know that the Miata was inspired by classic British sports cars of the 1960s, but doesn’t hemorrhage oil like them. Still, many people find it hard to take the tiny roadster seriously.Under $ 20,000 sports cars- mx5 mazda-8

2004 Mazda RX-8

It’s got a rotary engine and a pair of rear-hinged suicide doors. Is there anything else to say?

Mazda apparently thought everyone who drove an RX-7 in the 1980s and ‘90s had grown up, so for its rotary sports car for the 2000s, it emphasized practicality alongside performance.Under $ 20,000 sports cars- rx-8-3-4-beautyhi-9

2006 Nissan 350Z

The original Datsun 240Z was a Japanese counterpart to established small European sports cars, but its descendent had a little more muscle.

The 350Z featured the “VQ” V6 that seemed to be under the hood of every Nissan in the early 2000s, making it as fast as some more expensive performance cars.Under $ 20,000 sports cars- 2005-nissan-350z--10

2001 Porsche Boxster

The term “entry-level Porsche” seems oxymoronic, and for new models it really is. However, it is possible to find a used Porsche within a used-car shopper’s budget.

The Boxster was meant to evoke 550 Spyders like the one James Dean drove, but it’s really just a modern small sports car designed with the attention to detail only Weissach can lavish on a vehicle.

 


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