For speed enthusiasts, the right car is more than just a fancy design. It’s more about the top speed and the time taken to go from 0 to 60 mph.
These high expectations make this niche surprisingly hard to crack; one of the many reasons why most car manufacturers will not touch it.
However, there are a couple of carmakers producing incredibly beautiful sports cars. The fastest is the Hennessy Venom F5, capable of reaching 301 mph. This figure, though, is not official yet, as Koenigsegg’s Agera RS is still in the Guinness World Records for being the fastest car on the planet.
As imagined, this car is not cheap, especially when new. That’s why we’ve put together a list of used sports cars which you can get with $15000 or less.
2005 Chrysler 300 SRT8
The 2005 Chrysler comes with a whopping 425hp and sells at four figures in the used car market. Though it’s an old car, the 300 is still a head-turner, and it’s super reliable too. Some users have reported driving these machine well over 200000 miles with just essential maintenance and tire changes.
Most car dealers will ask for $10k – $12k, but in reality, it’s worth $8400 or less. However, you may wish to swap out the old navigation system with an aftermarket one.
2003 Mercedes Benz E55
The E55 is considered the entry point to high-performance Mercedes cars. It comes with a 469hp unit and a great homey design which makes it one of the best cars the German manufacturer has ever made. The reviews on it are mostly positive, and the average price of a used one is in the $14000–ish range.
2006 Cadillac STS-V
The STS comes in three models. The bare-bones version; a V6, 3.6-liter engine with 255 hp; a V8, 4.6-liter rear-wheel model with 320hp and a V8 all-wheel drive. All of them are good cars, but the 4.6-liter one fits the sports car bill perfectly.
The STS-V is a rare car on American roads, but it’s reliable, powerful, and fast. And its average price is anywhere between $13000 and $13500; if you look in the right places.
There you have it, the best, used sports cars you can buy today for under $15000.
Still, buying a ten-year-old car might not be the best decision you can make, but rocking a 400hp machine, without breaking the bank, is well worth the trouble.