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Consumer Reports Reliable Used Sports Cars Under $15k

When it comes to buying a sports car, there are a lot of downfalls to paying that brand-new sticker price. While you do know you are the original owner and can ensure that maintenance is done properly, you also have to be concerned with depreciation, which is more severe in sports cars and luxury cars than your average sedan or SUV. Buying a reliable, used sports car shouldn’t be expensive, and according to Consumer Reports, there are actually some great options for less than $25,000.

Audi A5, 2013-2014 model years

The sporty and luxurious Audi A5 makes the list first, and while it may not be exactly what comes to mind when you think of a sports car, it’s snappy acceleration and performance-oriented driving give the car a sporty feel.

From the outside, the car has a sporty profile, with two doors and a sleek roofline, and you can even get it as a convertible. The front fascia has the iconic Audi styling that is timeless and classic, preventing it from looking old and outdated.

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Chevrolet Camaro, 2010 model year

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro isn’t just a sports car, it is an icon among American muscle car enthusiasts, and you’ll be surprised to see how well they’ve aged, and to know you can get them in good condition for less than $15,000. The Camaro has

TROY, MI – AUGUST 17: A new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro sits in the lot for sale at a General Motors dealership at the Troy Motor Mall August 17, 2010 in Troy, Michigan. GM intends to file paperwork as soon as Tuesday for an initial public offering (IPO) of its stock allowing the U.S. government who owns 61 percent of the automaker to sell off its shares. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Mazda Miata MX-5, 2012 model year

The Mazda Miata MX-5 is known for its small size, convertible appeal and it’s excellent handling, and you can own the reliable 2012 model year for less than $15,000. Miata’s have a fan club all to themselves, and for some pretty good reasons. Miata’s are inexpensive to maintain and easy to modify to produce more power or give it more of your own personal style.

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Ford Mustang, 2011 model year

The 2011 Ford Mustang maintains that classic and iconic Mustang appearance we’ve come to know and love, with some great performance and reliability. Mustangs are another American powerhouse with the ability to customize and build while maintaining reliability.

The 2011 Ford Mustang pictured in Kona Blue boasted of advanced technologies at the time of its release
2011 Mustang GT | Ford

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When it comes to buying a cool car that’s fun to drive, you don’t have to break the bank paying for something brand new. There are a number of affordable sports cars that are reliable and offer a great handling experience, and you can get them for less than the price of a new Chevy Sonic.