10. Corvette C5
They introduced the fifth generation of Chevrolet’s sports car, the Corvette in 1996. It stayed on the market until 2005, selling in big numbers and becoming a popular choice for sports car fans all over the world. The layout of this car is competent. It has a 350 HP, 5.7-liter V8 engine in the front and the gearbox and rear suspension are together as a transaxle system. This gives the C5 the perfect weight distribution for sharp handling with its lightweight, aerodynamically efficient body.
The C5 can go from 0 to 60 mph in just under five seconds, reaching 175 mph. Also, the maintenance costs are lower than with similar imported sports cars. So, if you are looking for a fast and affordable car, this is your perfect choice. The prices for decent Corvette C5s start at around $10,000, but they can cost more, depending on the condition and model. Still, you should be able to find a decent Corvette C5 in coupe or convertible form for $10,000.