(Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 10:15AM by Laurel Steele)
We've all envisioned ourselves zooming through traffic and hitting the open road in a sleek and sexy sports car. But typically that daydream gets deflated by the idea that any coupe worth buying will cost a fortune. Luckily, the folks at Autobytel disagree. In their recent list of top ten pre-owned sports cars, they offer some amazing suggestions for affordable sports cars.
This exceptionally tuneable coupe comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces 210 horsepower and 223 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers may seem low, but this particular Genesis is guaranteed to add an ounce of thrill to your day. Plus you get a performance-oriented suspension system, grippy tires, and Brembo brakes.
7.) 2007-2012 Mazda RX-8
If you tend to stray from the herd, then this is the used sports car for you. The RX-8 comes with a 1.3-liter rotary engine, which delivers 232 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque. Passengers will love the rear-hinged doors, which make getting in and out of the back seat a breeze.
8.) 2005-2006 BMW M3
This bimmer comes with a 3.2-liter engine, which cranks out a feisty 333 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. With that kind of power, you'll be leaving everyone in the dust. Drivers will love its responsive steering, fashion statement silhouette, and race-ready suspension system.
9.) 2007-2009 Saturn Sky Red Line
This often overlooked Saturn comes in a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that wields a healthy 260 horsepower and matching 260 pound-feet of torque. This model gives you dual exhaust, an aggressive suspension system, and a limited-slip rear differential. If you want to get your kicks during your daily commute, this is the car to do it in.
10.) 2011 BMW 1M
This BMW may be hard to find, but it's well worth it when you do. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder powertrain puts out 335 horsepower and a monstrous 369 pound-feet of torque. Effective breaks, exceptional styling, and a lively suspension system set this car apart from the rest of the pack.
Are you ready to drive off into the sunset in your used coupe? Stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take a few pre-owned sports cars for a spin. You can also browse our full used sports car inventory online now.