Fun behind the wheel of a car shouldn’t be reserved for those with large bank accounts. Fortunately, the pleasure of driving isn’t tied to power figures, or carbon fiber, or advanced suspension systems. Simple, lightweight cars with peppy engines and good platforms can be just as fun as elite supercars.
In fact, the argument can be made that less potent vehicles can be more fun to drive because their limits are more achievable and lower speeds mean lower risks from driver error. Finding an affordable, fun car may sound like a challenge, but in fact, there are many new vehicles on the market that retail for $25K or less and exhibit all the characteristics of a thrilling driver’s car.
Here’s our list of the 10 best cheap fun cars.