Owning a sports car is a dream for great many of us, but only few actually manage to fulfill it. Reasons are numerous with their high cost and impracticability topping the list. Former of the two reasons is especially important if you’re considering buying a new sports car. While used ones can be acquired for much less (even major luxury and exotic brands), new sports cars often require cash splashing. Still, if you deem $30,000 an affordable price limit for a sports car, then you’re in luck. There are currently more than a few models available for that kind of money, even though sports cars market has seen better and more colorful days. We’ll give you 10 of these we deemed most worthy in terms of both performance and aesthetics. After all, you do want to match the fashionable and handsome with performance, and these 10 have both in abundance.
Toyota 86 is a nameplate US fans aren’t exactly familiar with. At least not yet. That’s because Japanese sports car has been marketed under Scion badge, as Scion FRS. Similar clone of this two-door coupe can be found under Subaru badge. There, it’s called Subaru BRZ. Considering all this, most of you actually know what Toyota 86 is. What’s better, the 86 is switching badges as of August 2016, and will stay under Toyota’s roof from now on.
It will be powered by 2.0L Boxer 4-cylinder sparking 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. That’s 5 hp and 5 lb-ft of torque more than what current FRS and BRZ offer. Prices are yet to be disclosed, but they will likely fall in the range between $25,000 and $30,000. Scion FRS is currently available for $27,200 in its base form, while Subaru BRZ starts from $25,395.