Whoever said top-notch sports cars were unaffordable for the average Joe hasn’t looked hard enough in the pre-owned market. Sure, there's a whole other charm driving straight off the showroom, but doing so with iconic brands like Mustang, Camaro, Porsche, and Audi will end up costing you an arm and a leg.
Updated February 2022: With rising inflation, car prices continue to shoot up. However, the used car market has changed a lot in just the last few years, and plenty of new bargains are now available for surprisingly cheap. That being said, some new players have joined this category, and we've refreshed the article with new, up-to-date cars and information.
In fact, many car enthusiasts specifically opt to look for these lean, mean-driving machines in the used market. There are a few reasons for this, but most important values; many of these cars depreciate quickly. Another reason is the love and care most enthusiast owners show their sports cars compared to more traditional family sedans and SUVs. In the end, while many modern cars end up having long-term issues with some bells and whistles associated with electronics, in most cases, engine life is retained for the long haul.
When scouring the used market for used cars under $20,000, we find a fair number of options across makes, both foreign and domestic. While some are hallmark brands that offer the very best in engineering like the BMW 3-Series, others offer pure and raw performance like the Mustang GT and the Camaro SS. There are even a few options from an optics perspective with the Jaguar XF and the Porsche Boxster.
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20 2016 Ford Focus ST
Ford’s answer to the Honda Civic Si and the Volkswagen GTI was the Focus ST, based on the Focus hatchback (and earlier, coupe), which dates back to the late 1990s. The Focus ST is now in its second generation for 2018, and a new one can be picked up for about $31,000. That means you can easily source a low-mileage model, from say... 2015, for significantly less.
Armed with a turbocharged and an intercooled inline-four, the ST packs over 250 horsepower in a 104-inch wheelbase-sized package.
While its 0-60 mph time is nothing to brag about, the ride quality is good, the fuel economy still decent at about 24 mpg in the city, and it has more room than the more diminutive yet zippy Fiesta ST. Even better is modifying them!
Related: Here Are The Coolest Mods For Your Ford Focus ST
19 Honda S2000
You have to turn back the clock for this one. It was in 1995 that Honda showcased an exciting and electrifying new sports convertible at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Honda S2000, as it was called, finally hit the roads in 1999 but was discontinued just a decade later. With a rich history under its belt, going back to the 1960s with the S800 roadster, Honda is rumored to return with a new roadster in the coming years.
Because the S2000 has been retired for so long, finding a used one for under $20,000 is child’s play. While you can get one on the cheap, what you get in terms of performance is terrific. From its rear-wheel drivetrain and that surprisingly zippy 2.2L four-cylinder, you get 237 horsepower and precise, near-race-car-like handling.
18 Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ
If you're looking for great build quality, a long-lasting engine, and a stylish appearance that will age gracefully, look no further than the Toyota 86. Looking to get some more assurances given Toyota’s lack of present-day experience in consumer-grade sports cars? Well, rest assured because the 86 was co-developed by Subaru that knows a thing or two about building fun, modern-day sports cars.
Formerly known as the "Scion FR-S" before the brand was retired, the 86 is about the most affordable rear-wheel-drive coupe you can find that still offers sharp handling and a relatively roomy interior for its class. The same car, different badge, all three are very, very similar (Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86, and Scion FR-S).
17 VW Golf GTI
There isn’t all that much to be said about the Volkswagen Golf GTI that hasn’t already been said. As a favorite among hot hatch owners, the GTI has been around since the 1970s and has picked up several performance awards along its way. So remarkable and consistent is its performance that it's repeatedly won a place on Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars—for 12 straight years!
While a new Golf GTI starts at a little over $27,000, you can source a used one by dipping your toes in the used car market.
It won’t be easy, though, as these cars aren't all that easy to find. The GTI features a turbocharged 2.0L making 220 hp and offers one of the best chassis dynamics you'll find out there. The car is lightweight, fun, and agile all paired with a speedy manual option for more enjoyment.
16 2015 Honda Civic Si
While all the talk has been about Honda’s latest Civic generation and its power powerful Si and Type R brethren, many forget that the underpinnings and foundation are still very much the same as the older-generation Civic.
The Civic Si (2015 or so) can be found for around the $18,000 mark, a testament to the great value held by Hondas the world over.
While it offers less torque and is likely to be left behind by the competition, the Civic Si still offers excellent ride quality and high-revving bliss, which is part of a 30-year formula that's worked wonders for the Japanese automaker.
15 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Another car with a fairly long history is the Mazda MX-5 Miata, a very willing and able-bodied compact sports car that's available in both two-door coupe and hard-top formats. The Miata is a real enthusiast's sports car, one that you won’t find in too many driveways.
The Miata offers sublime handling, great fuel economy, and one of the smoothest-shifting manual transmissions you'll find. While the cabin may be a tight fit, the internal styling is pleasant and will age well as simplistic exterior designs usually do. Powering the Miata is a surprisingly well-mannered 2.0L four-cylinder that outperforms expectations that its 155-hp displacement would suggest.
14 BMW 335i F80
The BMW 3-Series continues to be an excellent choice for people looking to get a sports car for good value. Despite stiff competition from Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4, BMW holds its own with an excellent array of meaty turbocharged engines, very good fuel economy, and typically agile BMW handling.
The 3-Series’ options don’t end with a variety of engine displacements. It also comes in both rear- and all-wheel-drive options paired with a six-speed manual or a silky shifting 8-speed automatic. The interior, too, is nicely equipped with standard features that include BMW’s iDrive infotainment, leather upholstery, and dual-zone climate control. Extras you could possibly find included in some models includes blind-spot monitoring, a Harman/Kardon audio system, and even a head-up display. All this can be picked up for $19,000 on Carfax.com (2014).
13 2012 Audi TT
Powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder is Audi’s compact sports car, the famous TT. Equipped with all-wheel drive as standard and mated to a six-speed automated manual transmission, the TT delivers enough power for most situations.
Despite lacking a manual transmission on the base trim, the automatic shifts nicely enough, making that turbo lag feel almost unnoticeable.
The interior, with an overtly premium feel, is among the best in its class. The fuel economy is also terrific, comfortably beating out the Porsche Cayman, and is at par with the excellent F-Type. For a car with a base price that's nearly $40,000 new, picking one up for sub-$20,000 is a real steal and yet very common.
12 Mazda RX-8
Weakened rotary engines aside, the now-discontinued Mazda RX-8 is a great choice among those who are looking for a stylish sports car that can actually seat four passengers quite comfortably. There are a few 2011 model year options available, and given that was the last year of production, you're effectively getting the latest model.
The RX-8 offers nimble handling and rear-wheel-drive tail-spinning fun despite an underwhelming 212 hp produced from the base 1.3L rotary engine. The more powerful variant produces a mere 20 hp more, but with the pairing of the six-speed manual, when revved hard, it's enough to thrill most.
Related: Mazda RX-8: Costs, Facts, And Figures
11 2011 BMW Z4
In typical BMW fashion, the Z4 offers several engine options, including an all-new high-performance-tuned variant in 2011. In fact, almost everything about the Z4 improved around this time, making it an excellent buy in the used car market. Finding one under $20,000 won’t be a problem either, and for a $50,000 MSRP car, that's terrific.
While the Z4 won’t handle as well as the Audi TT or the Porsche Cayman, it's very good-looking and has more than enough power to thrill, even with its 255 hp base engine variant. What’s more, is that it offers a hard-top retractable roof and an ever-improving iDrive infotainment system which offers CarPlay in newer models.
10 Pontiac G8 GT
Perhaps one of the best used sports cars isn’t even in production anymore. In fact, the brand was altogether retired. That car is the muscle-car-styled Pontiac G8. Right off the bat, the G8 features a powerful V6, producing a solid 256 horses.
However, given the depreciation most Pontiacs have seen since the band folded, you can probably find a GT trim, which has a sublime V8 with 361 hp, on the market. A bit harder to find is the top-of-the-line GXP, which was added in the final production year 2009. That features a tuned V8 that makes 402 hp that's sure to leave even the 5.7L V8 Dodge Charger behind.
Related: The Story Of The Korean Pontiac LeMans Hatchback
9 Nissan 370Z
Nissan hasn’t done much to transform the 370Z over the years. Design changes have been subtle, and the 3.5L V6 engine has remained unchanged. It has a great way of being cheap, fast, and well-handling.
The engine, for starters, is good enough to smoke most cars in the segment, notably the Mazda Miata, the Subaru BRZ, and the Toyota 86.
The popular VQ series engine produces 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, which, by the way, is good enough to lift off in second or possibly even third gear. That bodes really well for more docile city driving.
8 Subaru WRX STI
On the outside, the Subaru WRX STI looks like your typical compact sedan: four doors, subdued headlights, and a side profile that can be easily confused for just about any other sedan in the segment. Under the hood is where the real magic happens.
Unchanged for many years is the formidable 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four, which boasts a wonderfully tuned 305 horses and 317 lb-ft of torque at a mere 3,200 rpm. That means the WRX STI is loud and brash. In short, it’s exhilarating. It'll do 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds, making it just about the quickest in the segment. Best of all, you can get your hands on one for under $20,000.
7 2008 DODGE CHARGER SRT 8
Even with massively inflated car prices in 2022, 10 years later, the Charger can easily be found for under $15,000 in great shape! An SRT8 being the top-end of the time, and with prices up, is a little harder to come by (but still totally possible). Why this and not a Challenger? Because the Chargers come in AWD. This results in a uniquely track-capable American pony car with an impressive 420-470 horsepower! Trust us, these cars aren't just fun to drive... they grow on you. As a little bonus, you're opened up to the wide world of Mopar for increasing performance, and without you can still go 0-60 in a mere 4.9 seconds.
6 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Onwards
Back when this article came out in 2018 you could've and should've picked up a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (10). They were possible to find in a good range for $20,000 or so. Now we have been unable to find a good one under $30,000! The discontinuance of their best-performance car made Mitsubishi's hot AWD sedan skyrocket with some going for over $60,000! There are still clean high-performers that you can grab (and if you're at all investment-minded we recommend you do) for under $19,000. The one we found is a 2008 "Lan Evo" GSR, capable of 0-60 in 5.2 seconds but more importantly... AWD, manual, affordable, and 291 stock horsepower. It's no wonder these challenged the Subaru STI so well.
5 2004 BMW M3
Yes, we do have a 3-Series on this list, but the M badge gives this one the performance touch of BMW. A 2004, for example, can be found for $20,000, and older for even cheaper. That being said, this car is a hit-or-miss... you can either have one that's premium, well taken care of that will last ages or one that was neglected and will betray you the first chance it gets. The benefits make it worth finding the good ones, however, because these manual coupes and sedans can do 0-60 in under 4 seconds making it one of the very fastest on this list!
4 2010 Ford Mustang GT
Finding a 2013-and-up Ford Mustang GT for under $20,000 isn’t easy, but there are a few out there. With ever-so-slightly refreshed styling, this GT has a significantly meaner-looking front fascia, thanks to those massive grille-embedded fog lights. Under the hood is the monstrous 5.0L V8, which was increased over the outgoing model and makes 420 hp as well as a tail-spinning 380 lb-ft of torque.
Unlike some competition, the Mustang can still squeeze in 2 smaller adults in the second row but lacks any real frills within its relatively drab interior. For those who are unconvinced that bells and whistles add any real purpose to the driving experience, this older-generation Mustang GT is sure to excite.
3 2008 Chevrolet Camaro SS
As far as rivalries go, none have been as exciting to see unfold as the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. Having already covered the Mustang GT as a great all-American muscle car, let’s look at the equally exhilarating Camaro SS.
Starting at just $26,900 for the base model, you're likely to find the older-generation sport-tuned trim for sub-$20,000. It offers aggressive styling and rear-wheel-drive bliss without the risk of poor handling or steering. The Camaro SS features a sultry 6.2L V8 that produces 426 hp and is paired to either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. About the only drawback is poor rear-window visibility, making it a challenge to see the dust you’ll leave envious onlookers in. If you wanted a brand-new one and could spare $5,000 more, there is a four-cylinder option for $25,000 brand new.
2 Porsche Boxster S
The epitome and pinnacle of success, as measured by most, is to own a Porsche. It matters not whether your purse strings can only afford a pre-owned model. To that end, look no further than the second-generation Boxster, which bears only minuscule visual differences with the first generation: headlights and larger intake vents.
Finding a 2011-2012 Boxster for under $20,000 should be simple, and for that, you get a base 2.7L flat-six engine, or, if you’re fortunate enough to find one, the Boxster S gets you a 3.4L V6 with 276 hp. As far as marriages go, Porsche offers about the best engine-to-transmission relationship out there with the formidable 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual, coined "PDK." That culminates into a brisk 0-60 mph acceleration of just 4.2 seconds, the crispest of crisp shifts, and outstanding handling.
1 Chevrolet Corvette C5
One of the best used cars for under $20,000 is the excellent fifth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C5, as it's lovingly known to car fanatics. Produced from 1996 to 2004, Chevrolet totally overhauled the chassis as well as the engine and transmission arrangement to offer more stability and power.
The base trim offers a 5.7L V8 that produces 350 hp and propels the iconic sports car to 60 mph in just over 4 seconds. It was also during this generation, specifically in 2003, that the Corvette hit a famous milestone: a half-century of production. To honor the moment, a 50th Anniversary Edition was released. Even if you can’t get your hands on the limited-edition model, simply owning a 2003 Corvette means you’ve got a real piece of automotive history in your driveway.
The Honda Civic Si is one of the most popular 4-door sports cars under 20k. It has a 2.0L turbocharged engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, delivering 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. It also features sport suspension, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch wheels.What is the fastest car under $20000? ›
- 2008 Impreza Subaru WRX STi. Subaru. ...
- 2017 Honda Civic Si. Honda. ...
- 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Mitsubishi. ...
- 2018 Ford Focus ST. NetCarShow. ...
- 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T. Dodge. ...
- 2012 Nissan 370Z. Nissan. ...
- 2010 Ford Mustang GT. Wikipedia Commons/IFCAR. ...
- 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo. Hyundai.
The Honda Civic Si is one of the most popular 4-door sports cars under 20k. It has a 2.0L turbocharged engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, delivering 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. It also features sport suspension, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch wheels.What used car has the least amount of problems? ›
According to a recent study by Consumer Reports, Toyota and Lexus were the most reliable vehicles in 2022. After Japanese cars, BMW was ranked third, while Mercedes' reliability was rated the lowest.What is the most economical used car to buy? ›
- 2001 Honda Insight. This used car was the first hybrid to hit the market. ...
- 2010 Toyota Prius. ...
- 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid. ...
- 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. ...
- 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. ...
- 2016 Chevrolet Spark. ...
- 2012 Hyundai Veloster. ...
- 2011 Smart Fortwo Coupe.
Models like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Toyota 86, and Subaru BRZ count as fast cheap cars in 2022. Hot hatchbacks like the Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen Golf R, and Honda Civic Type R all qualify as affordable fast cars in our current year.What is the fastest civilian car? ›
SSC Ultimate Aero TT— 256.1 MPH
SSC North America's 2007 Ultimate Aero TT has a Guinness Book of Records–verified top speed of 256.18 mph. That record has since been broken by others, and now belongs to its successor, the SSC Tuatara.
- 2022 Honda Odyssey. The first car on this list is the 2022 Honda Odyssey. ...
- 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid. ...
- 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid. ...
- 2022 Honda Civic Si. ...
- 2022 Honda CR-V. ...
- 2022 Honda Accord. ...
- 2022 Honda Insight. ...
- 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback.
Honda City Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient car in Honda with a mileage of 27.14 km/l, followed by the Honda WR-V with a mileage of 23.7 km/l. Q. Which Honda car is the most selling? Honda Amaze is the most selling Honda car in India.What is the fastest car by Honda? ›
|2022 Honda Civic Si||Specs|
|0-60 mph||6.9 sec|
|Top speed||148 mph|
- 2022 Jeep Gladiator.
- 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500/GMC Sierra 1500.
- 2022 Chevrolet Bolt.
- 2022 Ford Explorer.
- 2022 Nissan Sentra.
- 2022 Lincoln Aviator.
- 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric.
- 2022 Ford F-150 Hybrid.
- Honda Element. Honda. ...
- Honda CR-V. Honda. ...
- Honda Accord. Honda. ...
- Chevrolet Avalanche. Chevrolet. ...
- Ram 2500. FCA US LLC. ...
- Ram 3500. Stellantis. ...
- Toyota Sienna. toyota. ...
- The 2024 Toyota 4Runner: Everything You Need to Know. Toyota. The 4Runner is due for a redesign.
What is the most dependable car brand? Here are the brand rankings based on the number of problems per 100 vehicles, according to J.D. Power's 2023 U.S. vehicle dependability study. The industry average is 186. The highest-ranking premium brand was Lexus, and Kia was the highest-ranking mass market brand.What car wastes the least amount of gas? ›
- Mitsubishi Mirage: 36/43/39 city/highway/combined mpg. Hyundai Elantra: 33/43/37 mpg. Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio: 33/41/36 mpg. ...
- Hyundai Ioniq: 58/60/59 mpg. Toyota Prius: 58/53/56 mpg. ...
- Toyota Prius Prime: 133 mpg-equivalent. Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid: 119 mpg-e.
The Trident Iceni Grand Tourer is purported to offer top-of-the-line performance and amazing fuel efficiency.How many miles is good for a used car? ›
There's no rule to how many miles on a used car is too much, but by attempting to stick to the 12,000 miles per year rule is a great place to start. Find out how old the car is, multiple the number of years by 12,000, and if the number on the odometer is significantly higher than that, some concern might be warranted.What is the fastest slowest car? ›
Peel P50 (Top Speed: 38 mph)
At 38 mph top speed, the Peel 50 is the slowest car in the world, but it also holds the Guinness World Record as the smallest production vehicle ever made at 54 inches long and 39 inches wide.
On Dec. 9, 2022, the Gas Monkey Garage-sponsored 2006 Ford GT known as the “BADD GT,” achieved a top speed of 310.8 mph (500.1 km/h) at Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility, located in Kennedy Space Center, Florida, making this car the fastest street legal car in the world.What is the fastest car in the world not road legal? ›
1) Thrust SSC - 763 MPH
The Thrust SSC is a jet-powered rocket car created by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers, and Jeremy Bliss.
Hennessey Venom F5 (311 MPH)
The speed of 311 is another impressive milestone breached by the Hennessey Venom F5, powered by a rear-mid-mounted 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that churns out 1817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque.
If you're going to avoid models from this batch, it has to be the 2018 and 2019 Accord years. On the other hand, the 2020 and 2021 are arguably the better cars to buy as used since they're reportedly more reliable.What is Honda's least expensive car? ›
What is Honda's cheapest car? The recently launched 2023 Honda HR-V is the cheapest Honda car you can buy today. The 2023 HR-V starts at $23,800, and it comes in three trim levels.What year is the best Honda to buy? ›
|Best Years||Why?||Worst Years|
|2010-2011||Solid reliability scores and reduced chance for pricey repairs||2008-2009|
|2014-2017||Great reliability scores, with expenses centered on maintenance, not repair||2012-2013|
|2019-2021||Impressive MPG and crash test performance, no major issues reported (so far)||2018|
The Tesla Model Y was the world's best-selling car in Q1 2023, marking the first time ever that an EV has achieved this feat, according to industry analyst JATO Dynamics.What Honda went a million miles? ›
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi local, Justin Kilmer hit a million milestone, after his car's odometer hit the maximum amount of digits it can display on the second weekend of March. Kilmer drives a 2003 Honda Accord V-6.What is Honda's most reliable engine? ›
The Honda K20 and K24 are some of the most reliable engines ever built. They come in vehicles from 2000 to around 2015, like the Civic, Acord, Acura, and more. The K20 (i-VTEC) is an inline 4-cylinder, 2L engine making - depending on other components - making 150-221 HP/131-151 lb-ft.Which Honda has the highest horsepower? ›
- 315-horsepower Civic Type R is the most powerful Honda production vehicle ever sold in the U.S.
- Developed in Japan and track-tested around the world, Type R delivers the best driving experience in the hot hatch segment.
James Kempf has been a household name in the racing community for many years now. Holding FWD and Honda records is nothing out of the ordinary for Kempf, so maybe it's no surprise that his 2,000hp AWD B-series Civic has become the quickest H-Pattern 4-cylinder car in the world - running a 6.91 @ 198mph!What is the most disliked car? ›
- 4.1 VAZ-2101/Lada Riva/Zhiguli (1970–2013)
- 4.2 AMC Gremlin (1970–78)
- 4.3 Chevrolet Vega (1971–77)
- 4.4 Ford Pinto (1971–80)
- 4.5 Morris Marina (1971–80)
- 4.6 Vauxhall HC Viva "Firenza" (Canada) (1971–73)
- 4.7 Lancia Beta (1972–84)
- 4.8 Reliant Robin/Rialto (1973–2002)
According to this trusted organization, the most reliable cars for 2021 are from brands such as Audi, Buick, Hyundai, and Toyota. The Consumer Reports study is based on surveying more than 400,000 people who own current-generation vehicles made within the last three years.
- Honda Civic. Honda's sales today may not compare to the likes of Toyota or Volkswagen, but it is still one of the world's leading automobile and motorcycle manufacturers. ...
- Honda Accord. ...
- Honda CR-V. ...
- Toyota Camry. ...
- Toyota Corolla. ...
- Mazda MX-5. ...
- Mazda 3. ...
- Lexus LS 400.
- 1 1990 Honda Civic.
- 2 1997 Volvo 900 Series.
- 3 1995 Mercedes-Benz W124.
- 4 2007 Honda Accord.
- 5 2007 Toyota Corolla.
- 6 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer.
- 7 2013 Toyota 4Runner.
- 8 2015 Toyota Camry.
The top 2 models with the longest lifespans are Toyota SUVs, with the Sequoia and Land Cruiser both enduring nearly 300,000 miles over the past 20 years. Three hybrids, all of them Toyotas (Prius, Highlander, Camry), and two minivans (Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey) also make the top 20.Can a car last 500000 miles? ›
Depending on how well you treat your car, you could potentially reach over 500,000 miles. In fact, there's a driver whose car reached even more than that.What car has the fewest recalls? ›
Mercedes-Benz tops the list of least-recalled cars, followed closely by Toyota and Lexus.What cars do mechanics recommend? ›
- Toyota is a favorite of car mechanics. Eastern Automotive Group recently released an article about the best-used cars that mechanics recommend. ...
- Lexus is a solid choice for luxury owners. The Car Care Nut. ...
- Honda is another brand most mechanics would recommend. ...
- Acura is just as good as Honda.
- Infiniti (43/100) Infiniti was America's least-liked car brand in 2022, scoring just 43 out of 100 overall. ...
- Cadillac (56/100) Cadillac didn't do badly on driving, comfort, and style, but it only managed 56 points, placing it second to last. ...
- Acura (57/100) ...
- Nissan (59/100) ...
- Buick (61/100)
Speeding. Speeding shouldn't come as a surprise as one of the top ways to waste gas. When you speed, you force your car to operate at a higher level that requires more gas and the more you speed, the more gas you'll use. For the best MPG performance, our fleet fuel card company suggests driving at a speed of 55-60 mph.What speed wastes the most gas? ›
While vehicles reach optimal fuel economy at different speeds, gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 miles per hour (mph). For light-duty vehicles, for example, every 5 mph you drive over 50 mph is like paying $0.30 more per gallon of gas (based on the price of gas at $4.32 per gallon).Which gas burns slower in car? ›
Fuel with an 87 octane rating burns more quickly while higher-octane fuels burn more slowly. In engines designed for standard unleaded fuel, efficiency and performance is optimized for 87 octane and could actually perform worse with higher-octane fuel since the burn rate is slower.
General Motors said it has reached a preliminary agreement with Environmental Protection Agency regulators that clears the way for the Chevrolet Volt, an electric vehicle that could be recharged at home or with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine, to be certified as the first 100-mpg car.What car gets 90 miles per gallon? ›
As you may expect, the Toyota Prius hybrid leads the way, with an official MPG of 90 and a reputation as being the first car to really put the environment at the forefront.What car gets 64 MPG? ›
Mitsubishi estimates the Outlander PHEV's fuel economy at 64 mpg-equivalent combined and 38 miles of all-electric driving range on a full charge, which is 14 miles more than the previous Outlander PHEV.Is a 10 year old car too old? ›
When buying a used car that's 10-years-old or older, your primary concerns are purchase price and reliability. Don't pay more than that 10-year-old car is worth. And, pick a car with a solid reputation for dependability. No car is really too old if you follow those rules.How old of a car should I buy? ›
In retaining “like new” quality and inheriting a slower depreciation rate, the best used car age for buying is 2-3 years. In fact, Americans are saving up to $14,000 on a 3-year-old vehicle. For example, a car that may have cost you $30,000 when new would cost around $16,000 after just 3 years.Is a 15 year old car too old? ›
Most cars from 15 years ago are still on the road. 15 years isn't that long. Look for one under 100,000 miles and you'll have yourself a nice score.Which car can go 1000 speed? ›
The Bloodhound required a total thrust of 20 tonnes to achieve a top speed of 1,000 mph.What car broke the 200 mph? ›
DC-93, this is the first car to lap a closed course at more than 200 miles per hour. On March 24, 1970, during testing at Alabama International Motor Speedway (now Talladega Superspeedway), Buddy Baker (NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020) turned a lap of 200.447 mph in this high-winged, swooped-nosed Dodge.What is the #2 fastest car in the world? ›
- 1 Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo - 248 mph.
- 2 Aspark Owl - 249 mph.
- 3 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro - 250 mph.
- 4 McLaren Speedtail: 250 mph.
- 5 Bugatti Veyron: 253.8 mph.
- 6 Koenigsegg Regera - 255 MPH.
- 7 SSC Ultimate Aero: 256 mph.
- 8 Rimac Nevera - 258 mph.
This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Was the First Car to Top 200 MPH.
What Is The Fastest Car In The World? The Thrust SSC is the fastest car in the world with a Guinness World Record-breaking top speed of 763 mph (1,227.9 kmh). It is also the first car to ever break the sound barrier. But unlike the other cars on this list, the Thrust SSC is definitely not street-legal.What vehicle goes 800 mph? ›
Bloodhound LSR is designed to accelerate from 0 to 800 mph (1,300 km/h) in 38 seconds and decelerate using airbrakes at around 800 mph, a parachute at a maximum deployment speed of around 650 mph (1,050 km/h) and disc brakes below 200 mph (320 km/h).What car goes 800 mph? ›
Bloodhound LSR rides the highway to the danger zone. Bloodhound in afterburner. “I treat Bloodhound as a very low-flying airplane,” says Ron Ayers, the chief aerodynamicist for the Bloodhound Land Speed Record project—a Mach-busting car designed to exceed 800 mph.What car can go 301 mph? ›
|Hennessey Venom F5|
|Assembly||Sealy, Texas, U.S. (Hennessey Performance Engineering)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
Absolute World Records are for a given distance or elapsed time, independent of Category, Group, or Class. The current holder of the Outright World Land Speed Record is ThrustSSC driven by Andy Green, a twin turbofan jet-powered car which achieved 763.035 mph - 1227.985 km/h - over one mile in October 1997.What was the first car to hit 400 mph? ›
In 1960 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Mickey Thompson reached an unprecedented speed of 406.6 mph in a four-engine streamliner he called Challenger 1.What is the fastest 0 60 production car? ›
The Rimac Nevera is already the fastest EV in the world. Now it can claim to be the quickest, too, as Rimac has announced it just set a production-car record for 0-60. At Automotive Testing Papenburg (ATP) in Germany, the all-electric hypercar reached 60 in just 1.74 seconds.What car has the most horsepower? ›
|Rimac Nevera/Pininfarina Battista||2022||1,408 kW (1,888 hp; 1,914 PS)|
|Hennessey Venom F5||2022||1,355 kW (1,817 hp; 1,842 PS)|
|SSC Tuatara||2022||1,305 kW (1,750 hp; 1,774 PS)|
|Koenigsegg Gemera||2023||1,268 kW (1,700 hp; 1,724 PS)|
Louis County, Missouri, recently drove his Volvo 740 GLE past the million-mile mark. “The good thing about this car is, it can't get me in any trouble because it goes about 75 miles per hour, tops,” said O'Shea. Thirty years, two engines and two transmissions later, the Swedish sedan still runs despite its rust.What was the first car to have 1000 horsepower? ›
The first car to break the 1,000-horsepower barrier was the Sunbeam 1000 speed car, which hit 203 miles per hour on the sandy beaches of Daytona way back in 1926.
The impressive 1,000hp Sunbeam was one of the first purpose-built Land Speed Record cars and the first to reach 200mph. The driver was Major Henry Segrave, a previous record holder at the wheel of a 4 Litre Sunbeam at Southport in March 1926.