The Best Sports Car Under $30,000

/ 02:21 AM February 15, 2019

The roar of the engine, the road rapidly flying by underneath you, the pure aggression of road on rubber, what else could it be but a sports car?  But not just the sports car for the guy with 10 Rolex’s, we are talking more nontraditional sports cars. The best sports car under 30k, if you’re looking to get a bit more out of it the best sports car under 40k and lastly the best sports car under 10k.  Whatever your budget or needs might be, we’ve got them here because the only thing we think you should be worrying about is too much wind in your hair, or a speeding ticket because come on, these cars are going to be fun!

Best Sports Car under 30k

2019 Subaru WRX

2019 Subaru WRX


This year we’ve chosen the 2019 Subaru WRX, the ultimate versatile machine, starting at $27,195 we think it’s the best sports car under 30k.  Coming in standard in some versions RWD it has an AWD option; this is one of my favorite selling points of the vehicle. If you live out somewhere that it typically snows, this is all you could ever want and more.  With up to 301 hp and 290 lb of foot torque, this car is designed to flat out dominate corners, through Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Vehicle Dynamics Control with Active Torque Vectoring, Quick-Ratio Steering and Aluminum Front Lower Control Arms, Track-Tuned Suspension.  The performance package includes “Direct-Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® Engine, Performance Package, High-Performance Brakes, 18-Inch Wheels and Sports Lineartronic® Transmission. The list goes on and on but the results speak for themselves, this is the best sports car under 30k.

Best Sports Car under 40k

2018 Honda Civic Type R

2018 Honda Civic Type R


For years the Honda Civic has been a staple in the car community but in recent years they have decided to bring out the Honda Civic Type R.  This year we’ve picked the 2018 Honda Civic Type R as the best sports car under 40k. Here are some of the performance specs, it has In-Line 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger, a Boost Pressure of 23.2 psi, Displacement Of 1996 cc Horsepower (SAE net) 306 @ 6500 rpm, Torque (SAE net) 295 lb-ft @ 2500-4500 rpm, Redline 7000 rpm, Bore and Stroke 86.0 x 85.9 Compression Ratio 9.8 : 1, Valve Train 16-Valve DOHC VTEC.  It’s indeed a performance machine, exhilarating to drive. Like many other cars, its recommended to use premium fuel and the standard tank is 12.3 gallons, something to bear in mind when looking into this car. Typically with a car like this, the insurance rates might not be as high as other cars in this class because of the safety features and the Honda name. Active safety features include “Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control*, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera* with Dynamic Guidelines, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)* and LED Daytime Running Lights.
The results and features speak for themselves, the best sports car under 40k.


Best Used Sports Car Under 10k

2004 Porsche Boxster

2004 Porsche Boxster

Last but not least is the best-used sports car under 10k, we had to take it back a few years, but we found it.  The best-used sports car under 10k is 1997-2004 Porsche Boxster. With a fuel economy rating of 27mpg on the highway and 18 in the city, the consumer rating of this car is 4.7 out of 5 on, a very reliable source for determining the cars worth and value.  Here are some of the specs, 6-Cyl, 2.7 LiterHorsepower225 @ 6300 RPM, Torque192 @ 4700 RPM, Bore x Stroke3.37 x 3.07, Compression Ratio11.0, Fuel Type Gas, Fuel Induction Sequential Fuel Injection, Valve Train Dual Overhead Cam, Valves Per Cylinder4, Total Number Valves24, Transmission Manual, 5-Spd and Drivetrain RWD.  Of course, it bears the infamous Porsche name, known for its performance and reliability. This car is a convertible. However, it’s the perfect roadster and driving vehicle. While it might not quite have the off road capability that say, a WRX would have, it’s still perfect for a weekend driver and a car to get out and get away in.  Our best-used car under 10k.


Whether you’re able to go top dollar or just to look for a weekend driver, we hope that this article has helped you in your buying journey.  All of the cars mentioned in this article shouldn’t be too hard to find near you, as we searched the US for availability and all of the vehicles were in high supply across the market.  Get out there and Explore!

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