Sadly, if you’re shopping for a new car that offers a low price and high performance, your options are fairly limited. That said, the best used sports cars under $30,000 can meet both those criteria. With a price ceiling of $30K, you’re still thousands of dollars below the average transaction price of a brand-new vehicle today.
Some of these affordable sports cars can also deliver hundreds of horsepower above the average output of today’s new vehicles. And all of them, even the ones with more modest power ratings, are impressively fun to drive. Nor are you limited to the usual suspects, like the modern-day muscle cars. Sure, we do have a couple of those in our list. But you may be surprised at the premium choices that also made the cut.