If you thought about buying a sports car then you may have come to the conclusion that many sports cars, particularly modern models, are not cheap to buy and can be expensive to keep on the road.
Prices to purchase them outright are very high and maintenance can add up, especially when looking at repairs.
This can make them pricey as time goes on. Thankfully, we have a bunch of great used sports cars that are cheaper to buy and don’t cost too much to look after.
Many of these also offer greater reliability, so you shouldn’t have to worry about forking out money to keep them in check.
Read on, and take a look at the options we’ve decided on.
2008-2015 Dodge Challenger V8
The 2008-2015 Dodge Challenger is a fantastically styled muscle car that offers high performance. This is in no small thanks to the wide range of V8 engines they offer.
The Dodge’s engines goes from 350 hp up to an astonishing 707 hp. The Dodge Challenger is also very reliable and has won awards for this aspect alone. Even a modest budget can get you a wide variety of different Challenger models.
2011-2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is a fantastically enjoyable sports car. So what makes it so good? Firstly, the Cadillac CTS benefits from a great drivetrain and has a fantastic 556 hp V8 to boot.
Cadillacs are known for being particularly stylish, but because of its engine choices, the CTS is also one of the speediest luxury cars you can buy.
2008-2015 Infiniti G37 and Q60
The G37’s name was later changed to the Q60. Despite the name change, Q60 remains a fantastic choice for those looking for a great vehicle that is very sporty and won’t cost the Earth.
Is it a supreme choice for car enthusiasts that have diverse taste and it can also be found quite easily in the exact specifications you would like.
Maybe you might prefer a convertible, or a coupe suits you better. Regardless, you can get either of these options in both manual or automatic specifications and well-equipped or as stripped-back as you would like.
Regardless, you’ll find yourself with a very reliable vehicle and a fantastic engine in the 330 hp V6.
2013-2014 Porsche Boxster
The 2013-2014 Porsche Boxster, commonly known as the 981 by car fans, is known for the fantastic reliability it offers. In fact, it has won awards within this segment. Despite all of its fantastic traits, the Boxster is also very affordable and there are a variety of models you can find for great prices.
Some of the models you can get also offer a great preowned warranty. The Boxster is a great model in spite of its lesser status compared to the 911. It is in fact still a very impressive car.
The looks are eye-catching and handling is brilliant, something only possible from such a sporty mid-engine racer.
2015 Lexus RC
The Lexus RC is not only sporty coupe but offers wonderful looks to boot. Prices are surprisingly fair; this is thanks to the Lexus’s time on the market and they have become more and more common.
Lexus is known for their reliability and with the RC, this is no different. To go along with great handling and sporty looks, the reliability of the Lexus keeps it coveted with car fans as well as being an affordable yet great option.
2015 Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX is still a sports car at heart, despite sedan drivetrain. The all-wheel-drive that it offers, alongside the six-speed manual transmission, makes it a fantastic vehicle, and the four-cylinder 270 hp engine ensures that it will never be short of power.
You can find a variety of Subarus are great prices, and even get your hands on the super high-performance STI variant for not too much more. This model has 305 hp and even better handling than the regular versions, thanks to the limited-slip differential.
The WRX may have four doors, but when it is being manoeuvered around backroads you won’t be able to tell. To top it all off, the Subaru still maintains its fantastic reliability.
Saving Up Money To Buy A Car
Saving up money for a car deposit may knock a few hundred off the cost of buying a car. Financing cars, while they spread out the cost, can accrue interest. It may be better to save up for a car over a period of time in order to be able to afford it, or taking out actual dealer finance.
If you decide to go for the former, it is important to look at how much you need to save each month. You can start by saving small amounts and then gradually increasing them if you find it doesn’t affect your day-to-day living too much.
You also have to bear in mind that setting a high target when looking to save up for a car can put you off.
For example, if you have a substantial amount of money to save up, but only can afford to put a little towards it each month, it can take a long time to reach that goal.
Picking a car that has the right balance of attributes in the first place is a good way to avoid this. Thankfully, there is a range of cars that are sporty and affordable as listed above.
Getting Your Hands On Great Used Sports Cars
Buying fantastic used sports cars doesn’t have to break the bank.
As you can see, the models we have listed are not only beautiful and well equipped to race around, but they are also surprisingly cheap and allow you to have the best of both worlds.
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