Most drivers know that speed costs money. For car fans, the only real questions are how fast do you want to go and how much money do you want to spend? Top notch sports cars come with six-figure price tags. And, those prices will just get higher with each new generation or redesign.
But what about speed lovers on a budget? Is there a way they can enjoy driving a fast sports car with limited financial resources? Yes, one way is by shopping the used car market. It is a great way to find fast bargains that will make you smile while still costing a reasonable sum of money.
Here are 13 cars that cost less than $10,000 and can go 150 mph. For most drivers, $10,000 won’t break the bank when buying a sports car. On the other hand, 150 mph is fast, even by today’s standards and laws usually prohibit that. So, if you try to drive that fast on any public road in America, you could go to jail. If you want to be legal, you can see that magical 150 mph mark on track days and closed circuits.
One final warning: If you are on the market for such a speed machine, you’d better hurry up. Almost all these cars are future classics, so their prices are bound to become more expensive. Now is the time to snap them up while they are still affordable for the average car enthusiast.
1. Nissan 300 ZX
One of the best cars in a long line of Z-named Nissan sports coupes was the 300 ZX. Nissan introduced it in 1990 and discontinued it in 1996. Car enthusiasts respect this model since the 300 ZX was a proper sports coupe. It came with the technology and performance that could rival much more expensive, exclusive cars. The twin-turbo V6 engine pumped out 300 HP. In fact, the ZX could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds, topping 150 mph.
Those results are still viable today. Although maintenance costs can be higher than its competitors, the Nissan 300 ZX is a great choice. Not only is this car fast, it also provides decent comfort and equipment. Not only that, it offers great tuning potential for the turbo V6. The aftermarket components are plentiful for this model. So, if you want your 300 ZX to be even faster and quicker, you can do it quite easily.
The prices for this model are currently at around $10,000 for decent models with a full-service history and no accidents. You can find them for less money, but it is possible they will not be as good. Since the 90’s Japanese cars are slowly becoming more desirable, you should hurry up, because the Nissan 300 ZX could soon go out of your price range.