Everybody loves a good deal, right? The best sports cars for the money all have one thing in common, they deliver more in the way of driving pleasure than you’d expect given their asking prices. From our perspective the traits of a great sports car are sharp handling, a free winding engine, terrific brakes, and a delightful engine note.
Everything a sports car delivers over and above those attributes, we consider gravy. Yes, good looks, a well-crafted interior, and useful comfort and convenience features are on our list of things to appreciate as well. But if the sheer, unalloyed excitement of strong dynamics isn’t there, who cares? And, if you can get them at a great price—that’s even better.