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First on our list is the 2000 – 2006 BMW M3, factory code-named E46. Now, after creating this list it became crystal clear to me that I need to own one of these and it is actually the next sports car I plan to buy. It is not the best bang for the buck which you can see from this Best Used Sports Cars chart but with everything this car has going for it, it is the reason the M3 is at the top of the list. All I can say is good job BMW.

From the smooth body lines to the mildly aggressive wheel arches covering the large 19 inches wheels. electricity multiple choice questions grade 9 Just the way this car looks sitting still is not anything less than perfect. The M3 is a high-performance version of the 3-series BMW developed by BMW’s in-house motorsport division. The M3 has many improvements over the standard 3-series such as a number of upgrades to the engine, improved handling/suspension/braking systems, cosmetic & aerodynamic body enhancements, lightweight components and most obvious part, the tri-color M3 emblem.

With a near fire-breathing 333hp engine under the hood to push the 3400lb car over the 1/4 mile mark in just 13 seconds (that’s faster than a 2008 Ferrari California and a 2013 V8 Dodge Challenger), this BMW is one for the books. With over 10 examples being sold for well under $10,000 on eBay in just the past 3 months, this is the deal of the century.

Yes the 2007 – 2013 BMW M3 E92 and even the 1996 – 1999 BMW M3 E36 are both great M3’s but the 2007-2013 M3’s go for well over $10,000, while the 1996 to 1999 M3’s do provide slightly better “bang for your buck”. The E36 M3’s are selling for only a couple thousand less than the E46 M3’s but are offering much less performance in return. For these reasons, I would personally go with the ’00-’06 M3 E46. Check out the below chart for a quick comparison.

What best used sports cars list would be complete without the mention of the Chevrolet Corvette? Specifically, the 1997 – 2004 Corvette C5. This may be surprising to some but the Corvette C5 is the second cheapest per horsepower car on the list. You can get a 350 horsepower vehicle for an average cost of $8603 on eBay, that works out to only $24.03 per horsepower, not bad chevy, not bad at all.

The low stanced, missile looking beast can take off from 0-60 in under 4.5 seconds, that’s 0.3 seconds quicker than the M3. It will consume the quarter mile in 13.1 seconds at a staggering 109 miles an hour. If you’re looking for performance upgrades, particularly from the engine, check the Camaro LS1 parts bin to avoid the ‘ Corvette tax‘ same engines, same internals, save some cash.

What makes this so quick? It really comes down to two main parts. gas constant for air Part 1 is thanks to the finely tuned LS1 V8 engine and part 2 is due to it being only 3212 lbs. GM was able to make the Corvette C5 so light by incorporating a comparatively rare technology called hydroforming, which allowed them to combine what used to be 36 separate welded pieces into one solid, lighter frame. Materials like fiberglass, aluminum, magnesium, and even balsa wood in the door panels were also used to shed weight.

But what is it like on the track? Fast. It not only can keep up with new Porsches but they will actually be waving you by often. electricity n and l GM spent a lot of time tuning this car for the track, and when they made the decision to mount the transmission in the rear of the car like Porsche did the 944 to get as close to a 50/50 weight distribution, it was game on. That’s why the Corvette race team ran the C5 for years. Also, they’re much cheaper to maintain and even upgrade than other similar performing vehicles.

Not nearly as common as the BMW or Corvette but a valuable powerhouse no less. When new, these cars were being sold for $47,600… in 1989… in today’s money that’s equivalent to about $97,000. Does owning a vehicle which the original value was close to $100,000 dollars for under $10,000 sound appealing? It does to me and luckily you can. Several 944 turbos have sold in the past three months for an average of $6585, check out current listings here.

At first glance, these may look a lot like a 1989 Mazda RX-7 but I assure you the shape is where the similarities begin and abruptly end. Porsche spent a lot of time tuning this car into the performance powerhouse it is and it shows. Weighing in at 3000lbs with a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution thanks to a rear-mounted transmission, combined with a limited slip differential and turbocharged 2.5 litre 4 cylinder engine, this car is a force to be reckoned with on and off the track.

The 944 Turbo can reach 60 miles an hour in 5.5 seconds and destroys the 1/4 mile in 13.7 seconds at 103 miles an hour, that’s faster than half of the cars on the Best Used Sports Cars chart. que gases componen el aire y su porcentaje Not at all bad for a 30-year-old car. The 944 Turbo was actually inline to replace the 911 back in the 80s and Porsche was really putting a lot of R&D in the 944. That was apparent performance wise, the 944 was really stepping on the 911’s toes and a magazine actually compared the two showing the 944 briefly dethroning the 911 until Porsche killed the 944 off in 1991.

Being a 30-year-old car there are definitely some things you want to keep in mind and look out for such as the rubber fuel hoses in the engine bay that run over just above the exhaust header… great design Porsche. These can crack and should be replaced immediately. youtube gas monkey Most people think these would be expensive to fix and maintain but are not actually all that bad if you’re able to do the work yourself. If you plan to have a mechanic look after all of the issues that creep up from time to time, you may want to look elsewhere. Check out the below post for detailed information on the Porsche 944 Turbo.

A rally car made for the road. That’s what you get with the 2008 – 2014 Subaru WRX STI. With its roots coming from early 80s rally racing, this car can go through snow, mud and flooded roadways because you know… flooded roadways are a typical obstacle you would come across. Not only can it do all of the above but it does it really well and is nothing short of a riot to be behind the wheel of.

With the rival between Mitsubishi and Subaru, it really pushed Subaru to push the envelope in the performance department. Great for us… mostly, but not so great for Subaru, we’ll get to that in a moment. electricity formulas grade 9 With some examples going for less than $10,000 on eBay, you can sure have a great performing track beast on your hands for not a lot of coin, keeping it running though may be another story.

With an upgraded transmission, differential, and chassis stiffening over the non-STI WRX this too would be tough to break, or is it? With constantly being pushed by their rival at Mitsubishi, Subaru was forced to continue upgrades to remain competitive. In 2008, that competition proved troublesome for Subaru as it appears some corners may have been cut to reach tight deadlines and some engine troubles started to surface, see below.

The first of the rear-engine water-cooled Porsches, the Boxster went through numerous changes throughout the years but the one to get is the 2003 Porsche Boxster S with the 3.2L. The reasons behind this are Porsche has now had 7 years to work out the bugs from earlier models and this is the highest powered Boxster for under 10k. Although rare, if you’re patient enough you can still get these Boxsters for under $10,000 as seen on eBay.

Any of the Boxsters would be great cars to get for under 10k. If you want the best bang for your buck go for a 2003 Boxster S with the 3.2L as it outputs the most power at 258hp and 228 ft-lbs of torque. Able to hit 60 miles an hour in 5.5 seconds and tears down the strip in a respectable 14.4 seconds at 99mph. Having the second-best power to weight ratio on the Best Used Sports Cars chart, just behind the Subaru WRX STI, this would be a great sports car to add to your shortlist.

Being a rear-engined car, that could either be a pro or con depending on your preference. If you’re the competitive type it would be a good thing. gasset y ortega filosofia The weight of the engine helps keep the rear end planted as the Boxster doesn’t have enough torque to throw the back-end out but still having plenty of power be competitive on the track. With a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution and finely tuned suspension, this is an amazing handling car and great for the track. If you’re not very competitive and enjoy having fun behind the wheel this can be negative as it can be pretty cumbersome to drift around a corner. All-in-all though this is a very well designed car. With its high reliability, high fun factory and under 10k price tag this Boxster is a bargain.

First introduced on June 28th, 1966, code-named Panther, the Camaro was called ‘ a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs‘ by GM executives. Built to compete against the market-dominating Mustang of the time, the Camaro is also mostly considered a pony car with some variations tipping into the muscle car arena. The Camaro has made it onto the Best Used Sports Cars list because of its great power to weight ratio and excellent handling ability.

The Camaro we’ll be focusing on is the 2001 – 2002 Camaro Z/28. I know, I know, this is arguably the second ugliest Camaro out there next to the 80s catastrophe but it’s not all about looks, it’s about ‘ more power!‘. You can pick up an ’01-’02 Z/28 for nearly $2000 less on average than a Corvette C5 as seen on eBay and they share the same LS1 engine. Same block, same internals, same heads, same tune. The Camaro SS is very similar to the z/28 with the biggest difference being the SS badging and the SS costs more. electricity song youtube The LS1 was first found in the 1998 Camaro, but with the upgrades that came in 2001+ model years, they are the better bargain.

The biggest difference between the Corvette and Camaro engine-wise was the intake, throttle body and exhaust, the C5 had a true dual exhaust. Despite the differences, they both were still 350hp motors even though GM claimed the Camaro had only 310hp. GM just couldn’t have a $19,000 cheaper (when both were new) car dethroning their Corvette so they underrated the Camaro to justify the price difference. The torque of the Camaro is rated at 340 ft-lbs but it’s most likely underrated and realistically 375 ft-lbs like that of the Corvette as well.

Being a 200 pound heavier car than the Corvette at 3411lbs and not as streamlined, the Camaro can still achieve great numbers at the strip. With a 0-60mph time of 5.19 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 13.49 seconds @ 107.3mph, with those numbers it’s hot on the heels of the Corvette. The suspension is known to be from a large boat but with a bit cash into a good coil-over setup you’ll be hugging the corners in no time. So with the cat out of the bag or should I say, Panther? Would you opt for the 2-seater Corvette or would you bring the fam with you and go for the 4 seater Camaro? Either option you’re bound to have endless amounts of fun and win some races while you’re at it.