27. Honda CRX
One of the most interesting compact affordable cars is the legendary Honda CRX. Honda built it from 1983 to 1991. They based the CRX on the Civic, but with a lower, sportier body and only two seats. Since it was light, nimble, and had precise steering, the CRX was a true sports car. Even though it had front-wheel drive and only went up to 140 HP, the body was light. In fact, the whole car weighed just 1,800 pounds. However, it had a high revving four-cylinder engine. So even with just 140 HP in its most powerful version, drivers felt every one of those horsepower numbers when they pressed the gas pedal. Also, since the car was light, handling was exceptional, as well as economical with fuel consumption.
But the only downside was safety. Since it was so light, the car was fragile and dangerous in a crash since it wasn’t able to provide much protection for passengers. However, the CRX had a huge fan base. So despite being popular, it’s still affordable and plentiful. Today, drivers can find a decent CRX for around $3,000. Also, there’s an enormous selection of aftermarket parts for your CRX. Rumors are that the CRX can beat those exotic sports cars in the handling department. Its driving dynamics are legendary.