Price: $9,900 Horsepower: 287 The 350Z is a popular Japanese sports car known for its heritage and affordability. Early versions of the Z33 with VQ35 engine offer good value and potential for mods.

Nissan 350Z 

Price: $7,950 Horsepower: 310 The "Catfish" Camaro, a go-to American muscle car, offers V-8 power and a proven platform for budget-conscious enthusiasts.

Chevrolet Camaro

Price: $9,900 Horsepower: 306 The Korean sports car, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, provides solid V-6 performance, though build quality can be mediocre.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Price: $7,450 Horsepower: 349 The SLK32 AMG is a formidable German sports car with a supercharged V-6 engine and impressive performance.

Mercedes SLK32 AMG 

Price: $8,500-$10,500 Horsepower: 355 The fifth-gen Corvette boasts an innovative design, lightweight chassis, and LS1 V-8 engine, offering strong value.

Chevrolet Corvette C5 

Price: $9,000-$10,000 Horsepower: 306 The BMW 135i is a pocket rocket with its German 2JZ-like N55 engine, offering a nimble and powerful driving experience.

BMW 135i (E82) 

Price: $7,500-$10,000 Horsepower: 344 The Audi S4 (B6) features a robust V-8 engine and all-wheel drive, providing a blend of power and potential repair costs.

Audi S4 (B6)

Price: $6,000-$9,000 Horsepower: 306 The CL500 offers a robust V-8 engine, luxurious grand tourer features, and solid build quality with some potential issues.

Mercedes CL500 

Price: $7,500-$10,500 Horsepower: 303 The Monte Carlo SS deviates from muscle car roots, featuring a front-wheel-drive layout and LS4 V-8 engine.

Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 

Price: $8,500-$10,500 Horsepower: 300–315 The S197 Mustang brings retro styling and V-8 power, offering a combination of classic American muscle and modern features.

Ford Mustang