9. Scion FR-S
The Scion FR-S is still in production, but there are many used models for sale. And some are even below your limit of $20,000. Available only as a coupe with a 200 HP engine, the little FR-S is a basic sports car. They conceived it to be light, nimble and fun, and it achieved all those goals. The performance of this vehicle is not that exceptional.
But the driving feel, steering feedback, and handling are amazing. It just shows that you don’t need a whole lot of horsepower to have a fun, spirited driving experience. You just need a little bit of clever engineering and weight reduction, and you’ll get a great car. Also, this Scion is relatively fuel efficient, so you can use it for daily driving.