Not every sports car lover can afford a brand new luxury sports car.

The luxury car industry has seen mixed sales in 2016. However, there are plenty of used luxury sports cars available on the market in perfect condition. This guide provides suggestions regarding top ten used luxury cars in different price ranges: namely 10K, 20K, 30K and 40K. The list includes different varieties of luxury sports cars, especially the ones from popular USA manufacturers, British manufacturers and Japanese manufactures. Take a peek at these luxury used sports cars that are under $10,000, $20,000 and $30,000-$40,000.

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Used Sports Cars for Every Budget

Although most of us would die to own our very own sports cars, buying one new is not the best nor most responsible financial choice. After all, new sports cars cost a lot to insure and lose value as soon as they are driven off the lot. But, if you want to ride around in a hot rod that will make heads turn, consider buying a used sports car. You can buy lots of used sports cars for reasonable prices. This guide will give you the confidence you need to begin hunting for your dream used sports car.

Keep the following in mind when shopping for a used sports car: always check the value online at places like Kelley Blue Book to ensure you are paying a fair price for that particular vehicle, always perform an extensive test drive to feel how the engine runs (if you are not familiar with cars, ask a “motor-head” friend to come along for the test drive), compare dealership price with online prices of other dealerships to make sure you are getting the best deal, read reviews for the vehicle you are interested in, and do not ever feel like you need to go over budget to get a luxury sports car.


Luxury Used Sports Cars Under $10,000: 

If you've saved up a bit and have a smaller budget, fear not. There are still some great luxury used sports cars available for $10,000 and under. Granted, these are mostly older models, but they still carry the same pride that comes with owning a hot car.

1. Pre-Owned 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1:

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Known as the world’s premier pony car, the 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 still has the charisma to attract attention on the street with its ravishing red color and shaker scoop which is reminiscent of the original 1969 Mach 1. It has an engine of 4.6 litre V-8 rated at 305 horsepower and 320 pound/feet of torque. With its excellent acceleration on street at about 0-60 MPH at 5.3 seconds, the Ford Mustang Mach makes a brilliant choice for affordable luxury car. This should be available within the price range of 6K to 10k depending on its condition. 

2. Pre-Owned Toyota MR2 Spyder 2005: 

Toyota MR2 Spyder 2005

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It is a fun-to-drive convertible sports car. It has 1.8 liter four cylinder engine rated at 138 horsepower and 125 pound/feet of torque at 4400 rpm. The engine is located behind the driver but ahead of the rear wheels. The MR2 has a five-speed manual gearbox and the transmission-is-easy to shift, with precise movement and great clutch pedal feel. Standard features include a four-wheel disc anti-lock braking system, air conditioning, three-in-one AM-FM/cassette/CD sound system, power windows and door locks, 15-inch-alloy-wheels, a retractable wind deflector, and a glass rear window with defroster.

3. Pre-Owned 2002 BMW Z3

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This is BMW’s first modern mass-market roadster. The 202 model of BMW Z3 was upgraded to 225 horsepower 3.0 litre six cylinder engines, capable-of 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds. The 2002 BMW Z3 is a two-seater convertible sports car. The coupe model has extra room for cargo. Significant standard features include 4-wheel anti-lock-brake system, driver and front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system, battery safety terminal. Its exclusive features include a straight 6 engine, flawlessly smooth power delivery and distinctive sound.

The outlook gives it an instant recognition. The interior has easy to read instruments and gauges. All models of this car are rear wheel drive and have a five speed manual transmission. Optional feature includes five speed steptronic automatic transmissions for all models. Fuel efficiency for BMW Z3 2.5i is 18/25 mpg city/highway and for BMW Z3 3.0i is 19/26 mpg city/highway. Highlights of BMW Z3 is its acceleration, Handing and Steering and unique exterior style.

4. Pre-Owned 2003 Porsche Boxter: 

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Robust and resilient, the Porsche boxter has a mid-engine that provides great action and feel to the driver. The engine is water-cooled than air-cooled. The boxter’s strong body provides higher protection against possible crash. Its excellent handling and powerful brake add to the crash protection. This offers 228 horsepower and 192 pound/feet-of-torque from a 3.2-liter flat-6. An addition to 2003 boxster is a heated-glass rear window.

The most significant improvement made in 2003 boxster is fuel efficiency. Due to the reconfiguration of VarioCam variable valve timing, the 2003 boxter’s fuel consumption was reduced by 2% compared to earlier models. Improvement in interior includes larger glove-box. Optional features include Porsche Control Management and an integrated radio/stereo/GPS system. The handling of this boxster is very sharp and the sound made by this is magnificent even at low speed.

5. Pre-Owned Mazda RX-7

Mazda RX-7

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The Mazda RX-7 with its sleek styling and elegant curves looks stunning still today. Its 261 horsepower 13B-REW has two turbochargers. It can reach 100 km/h within-5.5-seconds. The top speed for this sports car is 260 km/h. It has a helium-light body and 50/50 weight distribution. The double-wishbone suspension is calibrated for maximum adherence.

It was a huge success because of its unique rotary engine, exceptional handling characteristics and balance. The rotary engine of Mazda RX-7 is compact and lightweight. For handling, the chassis and rear-wheel-drive-layout is well-tuned. The interior is driver friendly, especially the large centre mounted tachometer.

6. Pre-Owned Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2006

Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2006

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This luxury sports car from Subaru has ferocious power and a suspension which is optimized for high-limit cornering. This luxury sports car is distinguishable because of its lower-profile hood scoop. The Impreza WRX STI has 2.5-liter DOHC boxer engine producing 300 horsepower-at 6,000-rpm & 300 lb-ft of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. with its 6 speed manual transmission, the engine can race from-0-60 mph-in less than five seconds. The STI has rally-car fender blisters and a huge rear wing, improved airflow and high-speed stability.

It has a all-wheel-drive system programming known as the Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD). The system determines the ideal power distribution in response to vehicle acceleration, deceleration, steering angle, cornering force and wheel slippage. Safety features include day time running lights and a roof vane spoiler for high speed track stability. It has a large capacity intercooler which enhances intercooler efficiency during high performance driving

7. Pre-Owned The Honda S2000 

The Honda S2000

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The S2000 with its 2.0 liter four cylinder can provide 237 bhp and 153 lb of-torque. With a 1260 kerb weight gives a 0-60-mph in 6.2-seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. the engine is behind the front axle which provides the S2000 with a perfect 50:50 weight distribution. The suspension system was improved in this model; especially the rear multilink setup was retuned for better stability, smoothness and predictability. The steering provides perfect balance in left/right transitions. It also performs well on fuel economy.

8. Pre-Owned Saturn Sky Redline

2007 Saturn Sky Redline

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With its slick interior and smooth moves on twisty road, this luxury sports car promises 0-60 mph-in 5.5-seconds. It offers a top speed of 142 mph. it has a front fascia with fog light/grille treatment, blackened headlamp surrounds and a rear bumper with two rectangular exhaust tips. Its interior includes leather wrapping for steering wheel, unique embroidery and stainless steel pedal covers.

9. Pre-Owned 2002 Chevy Z28 Camaro

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The Z28 is-powered by a venerable 305 cubic-inch V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor that made 145 horsepower and 240 pound-.feet-of-torque. The gearbox is a 4-speed manual. The Z28 runs a best 1/4 mile time of 16.2-seconds at 79 miles-per-hour. It is a rear wheel drive with 4 passenger capacity. Fuel tank capacity is 16.8 (gal). Fuel Economy for highway is 25 (MPG). Standard features include 4 wheels anti lock brake system, rear manual lap, and automatic daytime running lights.

10. Pre-Owned Nissan 350Z

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This little sports car has raucous soundtrack, rear-wheel drive, sharp steering, excellent grip and stunning looks. It is built on Nissan’s FM platform which means the engine is not over the front axle, but further back for better overall balance. Its 3.5 liter V6 makes 287 horsepower & 274 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual. The 2005 version improved to 300 horsepower, brembo brakes, special 18-in alloy, aerodynamic package and two-tone leather seating


Luxury Used Sports Cars Under $20,000:

With a bit more in your bank account, there are several luxury used sports cars that you can purchase. For $20,000 and under, you'll find more prestigious names in older models and a few newer models for standard sports cars. Take a look to find which one you'd love to drive:

1. Pre-Owned 2003 BMW Z4

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With its retro appearance the Z4 replaces the Z3 series. This two-seat roadster offers a real performance and value. Z4 has the long-hood, short-deck theme of its predecessor but its edginess provides a more serious, masculine look. A quick drop manual top is standard, with power optional, and the leading edge becomes a hard boot cover when down. The Z4’s 6 deliver 225 horsepower & 214 lb-ft of torque. It can offer 0-60-mph in 6.0-seconds.

Standard features include an efficient three-dial air conditioning system, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, six-stack CD/10-speaker audio (with the stacker located in a bin behind the seats), trip computer, leather upholstery, front and side airbags plus Datadot security. The wheel is height/reach adjustable and all controls are within easy reach. The Z4 features a sophisticated drive-train management system, including an electronic accelerator and Dynamic Stability Control. In case of a puncture, the Run Flat Tires can still be driven at low speed for a few miles.

2. Pre-Owned 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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For best driving experience at the best price, 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a considerable choice. It is-available-as a hard or an easy to operate soft top convertible. It has a 2.0 litre four cylinder engine with 167 bhp and 140 pound/feet torque. Its 6 speed transmission, tight steering and precise gearbox makes the ride fun. The retractable hard top does not create any trouble for the trunk space. The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata is economical to run, with fuel-economy-ratings of 21 city and 28 highway with the 6-speed manual. A 6-speed Sport automatic that includes steering-wheel paddle-shifters is also available.

3. Pre-Owned 2009 Nissan 370Z

2009 Nissan 370Z

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The 370Z is-powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine rated at 332 horsepower & 270 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. The standard transmission is a slick-shifting 6-speed manual with available electronic SynchroRev Matching. A 7-speed automatic with downshift rev-matching and manual shift control is optional. The 370Z earns an estimated 18 miles-per-gallon in the city and 26 mpg-on-the-highway, regardless of transmission choice.

The 370Z is offered in three trims: Base, Touring and NISMO. The base 370Z includes a 6-speed manual transmission, cloth sport seats, automatic-climate-control, power windows, power door locks, Intelligent Key keyless entry and push-button start, an AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a rear-window defroster, 18-inch alloy-wheels & xenon headlights. Standard safety equipment includes six airbags (front, head-curtain and side-impact), electronic traction and stability control, an anti-lock braking system and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

The Touring trim has leather and faux suede seats, a power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, an 8-speaker Bose audio system including dual-powered subwoofers and a 6-disc CD changer, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and SiriusXM Satellite Radio capability. The NISMO trim has distinctive exterior and interior styling upgrades, 19-in forged alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, an enhanced exhaust system, larger brakes, a revised steering ratio and a 6-speed manual transmission (an automatic is not available on this trim).

4. Pre-Owned 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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The base 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T comes with a 2.0-liter-turbocharged-four-cylinder engine that-produces 210-horsepower. A six-speed-manual-transmission is standard and a five-speed automatic transmission is available. The 2.0T R-Spec model only has the manual transmission, and the Premium model only has an automatic. Genesis 3.8 models come with a more powerful, 3.8-liter V6 engine. The Genesis 3.8 is adjustable with a manual or automatic transmission. Both the V6 and V8 run on regular gas.

Its style might not be exclusive but its standard features and optional equipments make it a lucrative choice for a low budget. Fuel economy for this engine is 18 miles-per-gallon in the city and 27 mpg-on the-highway. The Genesis sedan was offered in two trims: 3.8 and 4.6. For 2011, the 4.6 gained an additional 10 hp & the Technology-package was made standard equipment. The Genesis 3.8 has a V6 engine, full power accessories, proximity key entry and push-button starting, leather seating, power adjustable and heated front seats, a tilt-telescopic steering column, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated side mirrors, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, jeweled projector-style automatic headlights, fog lights, Bluetooth, a 7-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with satellite radio capability and iPod/USB/auxiliary input jacks.

Standard safety equipment incorporates electronic traction and stability control, front and outboard rear-seat side-mounted airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags and electronic active head restraints. Optional features for the 3.8 were a leather-wrapped dash, ultra premium leather seating, a power sunroof, a driver’s-seat memory system, a power tilt-telescopic steering column, a power rear sunshade, Lexicon 15-speaker audio with a 6-disc CD changer and rain-sensing wipers with an auto-defogging windshield.

5. Pre-Owned 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

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The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is the first with independent rear suspension, stability control, overhead and side airbags and a-choice of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. With the help of its independent rear suspension, this fifth-generation Camaro has a great grip on ride quality and good handling. Its precise steering, solid structure and well-sorted shock damping assist with control maintenance.

The 3.6-liter V6 is surprisingly lively and fuel-efficient. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has three available engines. The base engine in LS and LT models is an all-aluminum 3.6-liter DOHC V6 with direct injection. It delivers 304 horsepower & 273 lb-ft of torque. It is powered by regular unleaded and has a rating of 17-miles-per gallon city/29 mpg hwy with the standard 6-speed manual transmission and 18 mpg-city/29 mpg-hwy with the optional 6-speed automatic.

6. Pre-Owned 2013 Subaru BRZ

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The Subaru BRZ is a new model for 2013. The 2013 Subaru BRZ comes in only one style, a two-door sports coupe. The grille uses the six-sided opening. This six-sided shape is mirrored in the rear license surround, with the small sides reversed to the bottom. The car has automatic bi-xenon headlights and LED running lights. Standard wheels are 17-inch alloys with high-performance tires. Those tires reside under exaggerated bulges in the fender lines to emphasize the aggressive stance of the car.

The interior is attractive with well-formed bucket seats, red stitching and thick steering wheel. The warm red hue created by interior gauge and control lighting adds to the charm of the interior beauty. General features include dual-zone-climate-control, heated seats, keyless ignition, and Alcantara upholstery comprising the list. Standard amenities additionally include the navigation system with six-inch touchscreen, and an eight-speaker audio system having auxiliary and USB inputs. Cruise control, air-conditioning, and full power accessories are included in every BRZ.

The 2013 Subaru BRZ has anti-lock brakes, front, front side, and side curtain air bags. Safety features include tire-pressure monitoring system which helps to avoid damage from under-inflation. The four cylinder engine also contributes to safety. The 2013 Subaru BRZ has an incredibly responsive engine with 200 horsepower. It performs well regarding handling as well. Due to its lower center of gravity the flat four engine also contributes to the lightweight of BRZ which in turn helps with handling. The BRZ’s fuel economy is 22-25/30-34 mpg city/highway, depending on transmission choice. With both automatic and manual, the car moves efficiently with six speeds. The Subaru can race up to 60 miles in seven seconds

7. Pre-Owned 2011 Ford Mustang

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The 2011 Mustang was improved regarding its rough-road body control, responsiveness and stability. Both the 3.7-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 were produced with the capacity to perform better in relation to fuel economy compared to predecessors. Some of the significant advantage of this car are resale value and readily available parts and service. In 2011, The Mustang arrived with V6 and V8 engines as well as standard 6-speed manual transmission and optional 6-speed automatic. With four valves per cylinder and dual independent variable valve timing, the V6 of 2011 Mustang was more efficient than its predecessor and could generate 280 lb-ft of torque.

It has a fuel efficiency rating of-19-miles-per-gallon city/31 mpg highway with the 6-speed automatic. Standard features of base V6 include air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, remote-keyless-entry, a 4-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo, 17-inch alloy wheels, stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, limited-slip differential, dual exhausts and power doors, windows and mirrors. On the other hand, convertibles feature a power-operated soft-top and a glass back window with a defogger. The GT model features also include the V8, plus front fog lamps, a rear spoiler, Sport mode for the stability control system, automatic headlamps and 18-in alloy wheels. The premium for both V6 and GT has upgraded features.

8. Pre-Owned Porsche Cayman Coupe 2013

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The 2013 Cayman Coupe of Porsche has a more compact look compared to predecessors. It has a more linear, T-shaped layout. Highlights of the Cayman Coupe outlook include the leather-covered dash, steering wheel, interior surfaces and seats.

The Cayman is a two-seat sports car and the focus is more on enjoyment of driving. It has a 150-litre compartment at the front and 275 litres at the rear, creating a 425-litre total. It has a sharp and accurate steering. The rearrangement or reposition of wheels and the use of aluminum body to reduce weight have made the Cayman perfectly balanced. Both Cayman engines have six-cylinders, with a 2.7-litre unit in the base Cayman and a 3.4-litre power plant for the Cayman S. With 273 bhp, the standard Cayman engine ensures to reach 0-62-mph in 5.7-seconds. The S does better comparatively with is 322 bhp. It reaches the same in 5.3 seconds. The six-speed manual gearbox makes quick shift easy.

Regarding fuel efficiency, the 2.7-litre unit officially returns 34.4mpg and emits 192g/km of CO2. The-more-powerful-engine returns 32.1mpg and returns 206g/km. Standard features include two-stage driver and passenger airbags, plus side and head airbags for the driver and passenger. Additional features include electronic passive safety aids known as the Porsche Stability Management (PSM). The brakes are also awesome which provides super grip against the powerful engine.

9. Pre-Owned Mini Cooper 2015

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Mini Cooper isn’t the fastest but its three-cylinder 1.5-liter engine is good for 136hp and a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds. Despite being a small car, the Mini Cooper offers some attractive features. One of these is its highest grade materials. Its highlights include sharp handling, direct steering, excellent brakes and impressive acceleration. Its fuel economy is also noteworthy. The interior was also improved significantly in the 2015 version. Even though the general look of the interior was almost same as its predecessors, the quality of materials and switchgear was improved. Additional advantage includes seat-bottom extenders to improve comfort for taller drivers.

10. Pre-Owned Audi A3 2016

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The 2016 Audi A3 encompasses excellent quality in both inside and outside. Even-the-entry-level trim of this version has a rearview-camera & parking sensors as standard, along with heated side mirrors & washer-nozzles. An-S-line cosmetic package joins the options list. The Advanced Technology package, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance & forward collision mitigation, is now standard in the Premium Plus trim.

The most significant improvement for 2016 version was the A3 Sport back-e-tron. This-is the hatchback model which is a plug-in hybrid that use a lithium-ion battery. The 1.8T has a turbocharged 1.8-liter 4 cylinder engine which produces 170 horsepower & 200 lb-ft of torque. This unit is only available in front wheel drive versions. Fuel efficiency is 23 miles per gallon in the city, 33-mpg on the highway & 27-mpg combined. The cabriolet version’s fuel efficiency is 24 mpg-city/35-mpg hwy and 28 mpg combined.

Every A3 has a 6-speed transmission. The-2016-Audi A3-sedan has 1.8T-or 2.0T-form. Each can be ordered- n Premium, Premium-Plus or Prestige-trim. The 1.8T Premium includes-leather, a 12-way-power-adjustable driver’s seat, xenon headlights with LED running daytime lights & 60/40 split folding rear seats. The 1.8T Premium Plus ($34,525) adds an Interior-Trim package with aluminum accents, keyless-starting, dual zone climate-control, heated seats, 18-inch alloy wheels & the Technology-package with active lane assist & adaptive cruise control. The-1.8T Prestige trim has full LED-headlights, a 14-speaker/705-watt-Bang and Olufsen-sound-system, navigation, Audi-MMI-with-gesture control & exterior-appearance add-ons. The 1.8T can score 60 miles per hour in-7.2-seconds; the-2.0T does the same in 5.8 seconds.


Luxury Used Sports Cars Under $30,000-$40,000:

For a budget of $30,000 - $40,000, you'll find a myriad of options as far as luxury used sports cars go. You'll be pleased to know that not only are their serious performance options available, these cars will turn heads as you pass by too.

1. Pre-Owned Jaguar XK 2013

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Jaguar XK 2013 is a timeless beauty. This soulful sporting automobile is made of lightweight aluminum, powerful V8 engines and a suspension that gives it quick reflexes and a true feeling of agility. The 2013 Jaguar XK was offered in four trim levels: XK Touring, XK, XKR and XKR-S. Standard features of the base XK Touring include 19-inch-alloy-wheels, a mechanical limited-slip differential, electronically adjustable adaptive dampers, xenon-headlights-with-LED accents, push-button start, rosewood interior trim, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, heated 10-way power front seats, leather upholstery, driver memory functions, Bluetooth, a hard drive-based navigation system with a 7-in touchscreen interface and 525-watt Jaguar premium audio system with iPod/USB connectivity and satellite radio.

The standard XK offers 20-in wheels, softer leather upholstery, heated/cooled 16-way front seats, a heated-steering-wheel and a 525-watt-Bowers & Wilkins stereo with 14 speakers. The XKR was upgraded with a supercharged engine, 20-in alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, an electronic limited-slip differential, performance brakes with larger discs and aluminum calipers and HD radio. The XKR-S coupe has 20-in wheels, quad exhaust tips, a lowered sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, unique exterior and interior trim and special sport seats that gain bolstering but lack the cooling function. The XK’s technology features include Bluetooth, USB connectivity and that high-end Bowers & Wilkins stereo.

The rear-wheel drive Jaguar XK has a 5.0-liter V8 rated at 385 horsepower & 380-lb-ft of torque. The XKR has a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 rated at 510 hp & 461 lb-ft of torque, while the XKR-S offers a 550-hp, 502-lb-ft version of this engine.The standard XK achieves 60 mph-in-5.2 seconds, with the XKR achieving mile-a-minute speeds in-4.6 seconds & the XKR-S in an even quicker 4.2 seconds. All XK models utilize a 6-speed automatic transmission. fuel economy of the base coupe is 16 miles per gallon city/24 mpg highway and for base convertible its 16 mpg-city/22 mpg-hwy. All supercharged models are rated-at-15 mpg city/22-mpg-hwy.

2. Pre-Owned Jaguar F-type 2013

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It has a 5.0-liter supercharged V8, offering 488bhp and a 460lb ft-of-torque. This Jaguar reaches 0-60mph-in 4.2-seconds and a top speed of 186mph. The highlights of interior includes rotary heater dials; the copper-coloured starter button and gearshift paddles; and the swept-in passenger-side grab handle, well positioned paddles. The F-Type is shorter, lower & wider-than-the XK.

The Convertible range starts with a 340PS 3.0-liter V6 supercharged, equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive. Just below that in the range is the F-Type R, with 550PS, and the range is completed with the 380PS supercharged V6 models, badged S and the best balance of price, performance and specification that the range offers. Unlike the base model V6, the S is available with four-wheel drive.

3. Pre-Owned Lotus Elise 2016

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The Lotus is known for efficiency, handling, and driving experience. 2016’s Lotus was improved compared to predecessors because of drop in its weight. Due to that weight loss, it was more efficient in terms of fuel consumption. The Elise Sport was offered in various colors such as in Solid Red, Solid Yellow, Metallic Green, Metallic Blue, Metallic Silver, Metallic White, Metallic Grey, Metallic Orange, Metallic Black, or Signature Grey. In relation to interior design, the lightweight seats were wrapped in either leather or Alcantara or classic tartan trim.

Center seat and headrest inserts had the same color chosen for the body. One of the key features of Lotus is that it is lighter and faster. Therefore, weight reduction was a key point in the design of this product. The Elise Sport has a 1.6-liter engine that-produces-134-horsepower-at 6,800 rpm & 118-pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. The Sport does a 0-to-60 mph run in 6.0 seconds and has a maximum speed of 127 mph. The weight for 2016 model was reduced by 22 pounds which improved the car’s performance regarding precise handling and quickness.

4. Pre-Owned Lotus Evora 2009

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The Lotus Evora is different from Elise in a sense that its chassis is all-new. Even though it is made made from bonded aluminium extrusions the chassis for Evora consists of three parts: the central tub, a front frame and a rear frame. This splitting makes the Evora stronger against crush damage. The Evora offers 276bhp and 252lb ft of torque. Evora takes 5.1 seconds to reach 0-62 mph and its top speed is 162 mph. The fuel economy rate for Evora is 33mpg and it emits 205g/km of CO2. Even though Evora is heavier than Elise, it still provides wonderful balance and strong brakes.

5. Pre-Owned Aston Martin Vantage Roadster 2007

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Highlights of the 2007 Aston Martin Vantage includes the roof. The electric soft-top roof folds away at the touch of a button in 23 seconds. On the inside, the cockpit is beautifully trimmed. To adjust the changes in the roof, a new, super-stiff cross-member behind the dash has been provided. The other difference on the inside is that the suspension is slightly stiffer than in the coupe. It has an engine of 4.3 V8 producing 380bhp and 302lb ft. The engine is softer than the coupe and it is more suitable for cruising. An optional feature is a sportshift automated manual transmission.

6. Pre-Owned Noble M12 2003

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In the 2003 version, the unit was improved to a 3.0 liter with standard two turbochargers. This combination increased the power to 352bhp. In terms of outlooks, the highlights of this version is flush mounted headlights, 10 spoke alloy wheels and a full leather interior. The R also came with increased noise insulation which added 30kg to the cars weight.

This version was also upgraded to avoid overheating which was a common issue in its predecessors. In case of a failure of ball joints due to heat from brakes, up-rated ball joints are available from Noble. The brakes which were flexible brake pipes in earlier cars were upgraded to solid items for better performance on track.

7. Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz E Class 2.1 E220 CDI AMG Sport 7G-Tronic Plus 2dr

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This E-Class is a stellar technological statement. It is larger and more spacious that previous models. High strength steel and aluminum have been used to reduce the weight of E220. The E220 has a all-alloy four-cylinder diesel engine and its weight was therefore reduced by 100 kg compared to its predecessors. The E220 has conventional dials and an 8.4-inch central screen, but the highlight of this is the twin-tablet display of posher models, which conjoins two 12.3-inch screens for a dramatic panorama of in-car connectivity.

The steering wheel has a pair of thumb-sized touch-sensitive pads, an alternative to the central rotary controller. In terms of the interfaces, graphics and overall quality, this car has exceptional improvements. The E220 achieves 149mph and 62mph in 7.3 seconds while emitting 102g/km of CO2.

8. Pre-Owned Nissan 370Z 2015

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A two-seated rear wheel drive, this particular Z Roadster has seven-speed automatic, complete with flappy paddles behind the steering wheel and Nissan’s Downshift Rev Matching system. It has a 3.7L V6 engine and seven speed automatic transmission. With 332 horsepower & 270-pound-feet of torque out of Nissan’s venerable “VQ” V6 engine, the Z accelerates to 60 MPH in about five and a half seconds. It can achieve top speed of 156 mph. Its fuel efficiency is 18 City/25 Highway. The Nissan 370Z slides effortlessly and is easily controllable. Highlights include comfortable seats and steering which is sharp and responsive.

9. Pre-Owned Porsche Boxster 2014

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The Boxster comes only as a 2-seat roadster and has a standard folding fabric top available in four colors. The power top is easily raised or lowered in only nine seconds and even during speeds up to 31 miles per hour. For 2014 version, the standard Boxster’s 2.7-liter boxer 6-cylinder engine offers 265 horsepower, while the Boxster S model’s 3.4-liter boxer 6-cylinder engine makes 315 hp.

Improvements such as direct injection, optimized aerodynamics and new fuel-saving systems cut off fuel when coasting and shut the engine off at stoplights. Therefore, the 2014 boxster is faster, more powerful and more fuel efficient. Its fuel economy is 20 miles per gallon city/30 mpg hwy with the manual, and 22 mpg-city/32-mpg-hwy with the PDK automatic.Porsche offers the 2014 Boxster in two trims: Base and S. The Boxster base includes a 6-speed manual transmission, power retractable top with glass rear window, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth hands-free cellphone connectivity, 4-speaker 50-watt AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo with 7-inch color display, manual seats with power recline, 18-in alloy wheels, power-windows, power-locks, heated side mirrors, cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and partial leather interior trim.

The Boxster S adds a more powerful engine, 19-in alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlamps and a 7-speaker audio upgrade. A wind blocker between the headrests keeps wind buffeting very low, even when driving fast. With the windows raised and the heated seats activated, top-down driving is possible even on cool nights. The padded, multi-layer fabric roof helps insulate the cabin from cold weather as well as outside noise.

10. Pre-Owned 2008 Audi TT

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The 2008 version is wider & longer but lighter compared to previous models. Its handling is crisp & steering is direct. With the standard 17 inch tires, the ride is quite compliant for a sports car. Both the coupe & roadster are offered as front wheel drive 2.0T & all wheel drive 3.2 quattro models.

The-2.0T-models-have a 2.0-liter-turbocharged-four-cylinder engine-that-makes-200-horsepower-between-5100 & 6000-rpm & 207 pound feet of torque-from 1800 rpm to 5000 rpm. The 3.2 quattros use a 3.2 liter V6 that produces 250 horsepower at 6300 rpm & 236 pound feet of torque from 2500 to 3000 rpm. The 2.0T has EPA fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg city and 29 highways for the roadster & 23/31 for the coupe. EPA ratings for the 3.2 quattros are 17/26 for roadsters and 18/24 for coupes. 

Safety equipment includes front airbags, seat mounted front side airbags that protect the head & thorax, front knee airbags, ABS with electronic brake force distribution & brake-assist, traction-control, anti-skid control, active head restraints, & a tire pressure monitor. The interior of 2008 Audi-TT is-wonderful. It includes leather seats and real aluminum trim, the interior is well put together, with tight tolerances & sturdy, soft touch materials. The design is contemporary, simple, & attractive. The gauges are trimmed in silver with black faces, & trip computer information is displayed between them. All of the controls are within arm’s reach.


As you can see, luxury sports cars don’t have to cost an arm and leg.

Get the most value in your luxury car by choosing a used sports car over a brand new one. After all, you can see there are a lot of options out there for any car-lover’s budget. Pre-owned sports cars are the greatest idea for a second car, gift for a loved one, restoration project or just as a flashy and affordable daily driver. You can find these kinds of used luxury sports cars online or at fine used car dealers.

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