Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fun Car Shopping - the $30k Sports Car Challenge

The average transaction price for a new car is now north of $30k. 

Most sites spend all day talking about the cars you can buy for that much and a large number of those are a snooze. 

Exciting seems to be always out of reach because the Stingrays, Caymans, GT-Rs, and their like are double that average price. 

Only 1200 of the Solstice Coupe before Pontiac went defunct (850 as the turbo-charged GXP)

There are a select few in the sub-30 range new worth looking at (think Mazda Miata, Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S twins)...but what if there was more?  What if you set your ceiling at 30k but were willing to look at a broader selection of cars. What if you consider lightly used cars from the last 15 years as well?

Well, in the coming weeks, we will do just that. Sports cars that can be had for loaded Toyobaru money.  We'll post overviews of cars on the list, links to reviews to help you remember what made them exciting, and then our driving impressions.  Ultimately this should culminate in an addition to the UOwC fleet. 

Stay tuned for some posts reminding you of what fun has been available in the past decade or so and is now attainable. 

Let's get started. 

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