12: Dodge Neon ACR
The Neon was one of the most popular compact cars of the 1990s. Its forward-thinking design was ahead of its time. The base Neon had better performance and road manners than the competing Civics and Corollas of the time. The interior was a lot roomier than the same cars in this class. The ACR was a special stripped-down performance version of the Neon sold to SCCA members in 1994 (via Motor 1).
Because the Neon in general has depreciated so badly, you can find one of these for low prices. Parts for the Neon are easy to come by and there is a great community of enthusiasts online for this car. While you might think a performance-oriented Neon will set you back, that isn’t the case.