Best Sports Cars Under $40K

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These Sports Cars Are a Blast on a Budget

In general, a sports car doesn’t come cheap, but there are a handful of exceptions to that rule. If you earmark $40,000 or so toward a new sports car, you’ll have more choices than you might expect, from classic Detroit pony cars to sprightly Japanese roadsters. 

Each of the cars in this slideshow has a starting price well below $40,000. That said, most of the cars in this list are offered with enticing upgrades such as upgraded engines, convertible body styles, or performance models with enhanced handling as well as improved acceleration. What we’ll show here is just the jumping-off point for, potentially, a whole lot of fun. 

As you read, keep in mind that the scores shown here might not match the scores you see in our full reviews. That’s because our reviews are updated regularly as new information and data become available.

Keep reading to see the best sports cars priced below $40,000.

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