10 Best Used Sports Cars Under $20,000

Sports cars are a lot of fun, but they can also cost a lot of money. If a new sports car is too much for your budget, don’t worry. Choose a used sports car, and it’s much easier to fit one into your budget. Here are the 10 best used sports cars under $20,000.

1. 2015 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is available in multiple configurations that are all fun to drive. Choose from a coupe or a convertible with three available engines. The base 3.7-liter V6 delivers 300 horsepower, while the 5.0-liter V8 takes that number all the way up to 435 horsepower. There’s also a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.

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2. 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda mx-5

No list of sports cars is complete without the Mazda MX-5 Miata. This soft-top convertible has seating for two with superb driving dynamics. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 155 horsepower paired with either a manual or automatic transmission. It’s not about the horsepower with this sports car, but rather its fantastic handling.

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3. 2012 Nissan 370Z

2012 Nismo Z

The Nissan 370Z has seating for two and standard rear-wheel drive. It’s available as a coupe or a convertible to enjoy the summer sun. Power comes from a 3.7-liter V6 engine with either 332 horsepower or 350 horsepower in the Nismo trim. There’s also a choice of either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.

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4. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro

Available as a coupe or convertible, the Chevrolet Camaro can be had as either a coupe or convertible with a choice of five powerful engines. The base 3.6-liter V6 delivers strong performance with 323 horsepower. Sitting at the top of the engine lineup is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 580 horsepower of fun.

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5. 2004 Chevrolet Corvette

2004 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Offered as a coupe or convertible, the Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic sports car. You’ll have to go back several years to get into one for less than $20,000. This model year was available with a standard 5.7-liter V8 engine delivering 350 horsepower paired with either a manual or automatic transmission. A specially tuned version of this engine found in the Z06 bumps performance up to 405 horsepower.

6. 2009 BMW Z4

Bmw Z4

The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel-drive 2-seater with powerful engine choices. It was completely redesigned this model year with a retractable hardtop. There’s a choice of two engines with either a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder with 255 horsepower or a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder with 300 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, along with a choice of available 6- or 7-speed automatics.

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7. 2015 Subaru BRZ

2015 subaru brz

It’s not spacious, but there is seating for four people in the Subaru BRZ. It also has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. It has crisp handling and good fuel economy that further makes it easy on your budget.

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8. 2012 Audi TT Coupe

Audi tt coupe

The Audi TT Coupe has standard all-wheel drive with seating for up to four people. There’s a choice of three powerful engines, from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 211 horsepower up to a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder with 360 horsepower. There’s also either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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9. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

2012 SLK250

The Mercedes-Benz SLK is a beautiful hardtop convertible. It has a luxurious and comfortable interior with seating for two. There’s a choice of three engines, with the base 1.8-liter 4-cylinder delivering 201 horsepower, while the AMG’s top 5.5-liter V8 takes that figure up to 415 horsepower.

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10. 2008 Jaguar XK

Jaguar xk

Its sleek design gives the luxurious Jaguar XK plenty of curb appeal. This rear-wheel-drive sports car has seating for four. Power comes from a 4.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It accelerates aggressively with sporty, controlled handling.

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Best Used Sports Cars Under $20,000

  1. 2015 Ford Mustang
  2. 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  3. 2012 Nissan 370Z
  4. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro
  5. 2004 Chevrolet Corvette
  6. 2009 BMW Z4
  7. 2015 Subaru BRZ
  8. 2012 Audi TT Coupe
  9. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
  10. 2008 Jaguar XK

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