If you’re a gearhead looking for thrills and have $30,000 to spend on a used sports car, the world is your oyster. Late-model Corvettes, Porsches, and BMWs are all available, along with any number of well-preserved classic and exotic models. But if you’re looking for a new sports car with that budget, your options may feel a lot more limited.
Fear not! You might not be able to afford that Corvette or big-block V8-powered cruiser you had your heart set on, but there are plenty of cars that offer more excitement and sex appeal than you might expect in this price range. From diminutive hot hatches and muscle cars to world-class corner-carvers, there’s something for just about everybody in this price bracket.
After much deliberation, we whittled our list of cars down to the ten you see here. Without further ado, here are some of the sexiest sports cars you can get your hands on for less than $30,000.