Most Affordable Sports Cars in 2011: Scores

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Choosing the most affordable sports cars in 2011 is very tough, so you need to try and narrow things down a little. This best way to do this is set yourself a ceiling price – $35,000 certainly seems to be a reasonable figure. The hard part now comes in trying to know which models are best, and the easiest way to do this is look at their scores and rankings.

Thankfully U.S. News Rankings and Reviews have done all the work for you, and have listed five of what they believe to be the best in the price range. These ratings and scores are based on a number of variables, which take into account test drives, reviews and much more.

Number five on the list is the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse, and it is a known fact that the styling gives it an aggressive look, one that the performance is unable to match. The overall score for this car is 7.4.

In fourth place we have the 2011 Mazda RX-8, we have seen over the years that although this car looks nice and has that unique engine, poor fuel-efficiency seems to let it down. The score for this car is 8.2.

The top three vehicles are the 2011 Nissan 370Z, 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe and the 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which scored 8.3, 8.5 and 8.7 respectively. Do you have any of these five models, do you agree with the list? Should any other model be considered? If money is no object then this list of the fastest sports cars might be right up your street?

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  • Matt

    I am a UK Mazda RX-8 owner and the above pretty much hits the nail on the head. A great drive but terrible fuel economy!

  • dave

    BMW 128?? Why not on the short list if not #1?