Whether it’s a mid-life crisis or just the desire to drive something small, fun and sporty, there are so many people in the world in the market for a sports car. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford a Ferrari or a Maserati. That’s all right, though, since there are plenty of small vehicles deemed sports cars that are well within the budgetary confines of the average American, making it entirely possible to come home in a candy apple red matchbox car big enough for two. Trust me; my husband did this a few years ago (and wives – it’s a fun toy for both of us and for date nights, so don’t discount the appeal of a tiny little sports car just yet – I love dropping the top on that thing and running errands on a beautiful Florida day). If you’re in the market for a new sports car and want to find something that works with your budget, let us recommend a few stellar options.
Ford Mustang – $23,000
If you’re looking for a cheap sports car, you should look no further than the Ford Mustang. It has a backseat, so that makes it a little bigger and a little less terrifying, and it’s a classic car. The mustang has been around for decades and it just gets better with age. You also have your choice of a hard top or a drop top.
Mazda MX-5 Miata – $23,000
This is a small car, and it’s one that’s a lot of fun to drive. And you might be surprised just how many cup holders this two-seater has. It’s fun, it’s affordable and it has some great ratings. It’s also not a gas-guzzling sports car, so you’re going to benefit from that as well.
Chevy Camaro – $23,000
We aren’t talking about the old Camaro here; we’re talking the new one. It’s been completely redesigned and brought back from the dead a few model years ago, and it’s hotter than ever. This sporty car has it all; class, style and sophistication all wrapped up in a hot package perfect for the budget driver.
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