The Best Used Sports Cars for Summer According to TrueCar

The sun is shining. Temperatures are on the rise. Summer is nearly here. How do you plan on enjoying your summer? If it’s behind the wheel of a sports car, you’ll be pleased to know that TrueCar recently highlighted its picks for the best used sports cars for summer. Let’s find out what they are.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is one of the best used sports cars for summer

An orange 2018 Dodge Challenger, one of the best used sports cars for summer
2018 Dodge Challenger | Stellantis

The Dodge Challenger is an icon among sports cars, making it no surprise that the 2018 model landed a spot on TrueCar’s list of the best used sports cars for summer. The 2018 Dodge Challenger comes standard with a 305-hp  3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood. Meanwhile, the Challenger SRT Demon models come equipped with an 840-hp V8 engine. Buy a used Dodge Challenger, and TrueCar reports you can anticipate saving up to 7% off the Challenger’s original price.

The 2018 Ford Mustang is a legendary sports car that will make your summer

A red 2018 Ford Mustang driving
2018 Ford Mustang | Ford

Much like the Dodge Challenger, the Ford Mustang is an icon among its segment. And if you’re shopping for the best used sports cars for summer? TrueCar reports that the 2018 Ford Mustang fits the bill. It’s standard with a 310-hp four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. For even more power under the hood, to the tune of 460-hp, choose a used Ford Mustang GT with a V8 engine under the hood. And when it comes to price? According to TrueCar, buying a used 2018 Ford Mustang could save you up to 9% off the used Mustang’s original price.

The 2018 Chevy Camaro is a used sports car with a manual transmission

A red 2018 Chevy Camaro, one of the best used sports cars for summer
2018 Chevy Camaro | Chevrolet

Perhaps you’ve got your heart set on buying a used car with a manual transmission. If that’s the case, look no further than the 2018 Chevy Camaro. Boasting sharp handling and a manual transmission, the 2018 Chevy Camaro comes powered by a 275-hp 2.0-liter inline-four engine. If that’s not enough power, the Camaro can also be had with a 650-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. Even better? The 2018 Chevy Camaro is offered as a convertible or a coupe. Choose this used Chevy, and you can also anticipate saving up to 7% off its original price, reports TrueCar.

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 is the world’s bestselling sports car for a reason

A 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata parked
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata | Mazda

If you want to own the world’s bestselling sports car, TrueCar recommends looking no further than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. And if you’re in the market for the best used sports car for summer? Then the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata may just be the perfect fit. This two-seater convertible handles exceptionally well and is available with a retractable hardtop. Choosing the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata can also save you up to 10% off the used convertible’s original price.

The 2018 Chevy Corvette is one of the best used cars for summer

A 2018 Chevy Corvette driving
2018 Chevy Corvette | Chevrolet

What’s a sports car list without a Chevy Corvette? After all, the Corvette is one of the most well-known sports cars on the market today. That makes it no surprise at all that TrueCar included the 2018 Chevy Corvette among its picks for the best used sports car for summer. As for what’s under the hood? The 2018 model comes powered by a 455-hp 6.2-liter V8 engine. It’s also available with a supercharged V8 engine that’s good for a thrilling 650-hp. And when it comes to price? Choosing a 2018 Chevy Corvette can save you up to 8% off the car’s original price, TrueCar reports.

The 2018 Subaru BRZ is another used car with a manual transmission 

A red 2018 Subaru BRZ parked on the track, the BRZ is one of the best used sports cars for summer
2018 Subaru BRZ | Subaru

The 2018 Chevy Camaro isn’t the only used sports car with a manual transmission. In fact, the 2018 Subaru BRZ is a used car with a manual transmission too. What really won TrueCar over, however, is the used Subaru BRZ’s “perfect combination of lightweight and rear-wheel drive, with just enough power to keep the fun going.” As for how much you can expect to spend on a used BRZ? Opt for a 2018 Subaru BRZ, and you can save up to 6% on this used car.

The 2018 Toyota 86 is hard to find but worth the effort

A red 2018 Toyota 86 driving
2018 Toyota 86 | Toyota

Now, the 2018 Toyota 86 shares a lot in common with the Subaru BRZ. As a matter of fact, both cars were developed by Subaru and Toyota. For the most part, TrueCar reports, the differences between the two come down to styling. While that’s undoubtedly good news, TrueCar says that the 2018 Toyota 86 is a hard used sports car to come by. But if you do? You can anticipate saving up to 16% off the 86’s original base price.

The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider is tricky to find but will make your summer

A silver 2018 Fiat 124 Spider parked outside
2018 Fiat 124 Spider | Stellantis

Much like the 2018 Toyota 86, the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider is one of the best used sports cars for summer. It’s also one of the hardest used sports cars to find. Equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, the Fiat 124 Spider is assembled alongside the Mazda Miata and shares many components with it. Say you do come across this sports car, TrueCar says you can expect to save up to 16% off its original price by buying a used model.

The 2020 Toyota GR Supra aims to impress used sports car shoppers

A white 2020 Toyota GR Supra
2020 Toyota GR Supra | Toyota

There’s a lot to like about the 2020 Toyota GR Supra, reports TrueCar. Driven by a 335-hp turbocharged inline-six engine, the 2020 Toyota GR Supra is one of summer’s best used sports cars. It benefits from BMW engineering and, when it comes down to it, really aims to impress used sports car shoppers, reports TrueCar. 

The 2020 BMW Z4 is the best used sports car for summer

A silver 2020 BMW Z4 driving, one of the best used sports cars for summer
2020 BMW Z4 | BMW

As for the best used sports car for summer? That honor went to the 2020 BMW Z4, reports TrueCar. The 2020 BMW Z4 was developed alongside the Toyota GR Supra and is a used roadster that offers up features like a luxurious interior and a retractable top. It’s also standard with a 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. And if that’s not enough power? The Z4 can also be had with a more powerful six-cylinder engine.

Buy one of the best used sports cars and make your summer

With summer finally upon us, you might find yourself wanting a used sports car. The good news is that TrueCar included several models among its picks for the best used sports cars for summer. To determine which is the best model for you, we recommend starting with a few test drives.

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