4 cool sports cars that won't break the bank

by Holli Flowers, April 30, 2014

The Ford Mustang is one of the most affordable sports cars

Sports cars are one of the most desirable purchases among men and women. There are numerous obstacles to buying this type of vehicle, such as practicality - especially for people with kids. But, oftentimes, the biggest hurdle is price. For this reason, we've compiled a list of the four coolest sports cars you can buy without emptying your bank account.

1. 2014 Scion FR-S

Scion has been producing cool, affordable sports cars for many years, and the FR-S might be the best. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranks the 2014 Scion FR-S as the No. 1 affordable sports car, based on analysis of reviews and test drives. Along with its slick appearance, the FR-S comes with great handling, fuel economy, and a six-speed manual transmission. Perhaps the best part about this vehicle is that the MSRP ranges from just $24,700 to $25,800.

2. 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Convertibles are some of the coolest cars available and great for summer drives. The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers the same drop-top feature as expensive sports cars do at a much more affordable price, according to AutoBytel. At just $23,720, the MX-5 Miata comes with a five-speed manual transmission, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and a 167 horsepower engine. Miatas are a bit small, so you should be sure to test drive before making the decision to buy.

3. 2014 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is a classic American muscle car. Proving that classics never go out of style, Ford's 2014 model is still one of the coolest cars available for purchase. A great feature of the Mustang is its horsepower, as it has more than most cars in its class. It is available with either a V6 or V8 depending on price. However, you need to be careful about what features you get on your Mustang if you're in it for affordability, as MSRP ranges from $22,510 to $60,110.

4. 2014 Honda CR-Z

On the smaller side, the 2014 Honda CR-Z is one of the most affordable sports cars on the market, averaging around $19,976. It comes with standard features including a six-speed manual transmission with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, automatic air condition, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and cruise control. The CR-Z may not come with the same power as Ford's Mustang, but it has a cool, sporty look for someone on a tight budget.

No matter what type of car you purchase, insurance is extremely important. As soon as you purchase your new sports car, it may be a good idea to start browsing the internet to compare car insurance quotes to help find policies that offer affordable prices and competitive coverage options. By securing an insurance policy, you can be sure your new sports car is covered should you get into an accident.

Have we missed any? What car would you add to our list?

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