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THE 10 BEST USED SPORTS CARS FOR SUMMER

FEATURES AND MSRP SAVINGS

With warm weather and longer days come great driving conditions, especially if you’re behind the wheel of an exciting sports car. That’s currently the most popular segment for used vehicles on TrueCar, and prices are steadily trending up. According to TrueCar’s Director of OEM Analytics, Nick Woolard, it may be a good idea to act fast if you see something you like.

Here are the 10 best used sports cars for summer.
  

Dodge Challenger
  

2018 DODGE CHALLENGER

This American icon has plenty of muscle on tap, with a wide range of models that will be sure to get your gears turning. The 2018 Dodge Challenger comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine producing an impressive 305 horsepower, while Challenger SRT Demon models feature a V8 engine rated at a whopping 840 horsepower. There are plenty of used listings on the market, making this one of the more easily accessible sports cars you can find today.

 

Average Listing Price Savings off Original MSRP: 7%
  

Ford Mustang
  

2018 FORD MUSTANG

If you know sports cars, you know the Ford Mustang. This legendary nameplate has come a long way since the first example rolled off the assembly line in 1964. If you’re looking for a modern example that delivers plenty of performance, the 2018 model year is a great place to start. It comes standard with a 310-horsepower four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, while GT models get a V8 engine producing 460 horsepower in total.

 

Average Listing Price Savings off Original MSRP: 9%
  

Chevrolet Corvette
   

2018 CHEVROLET CAMARO

Looking for a manual transmission to go with your American muscle? The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the best examples around, with an available six-speed gearbox and sharp handling to boot. 2018 base models are equipped with a 2.0-liter inline four producing 275 horsepower, while ZL1 models feature a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes 650 horsepower. Convertible or coupe, your ride will be packed with excitement.

 

Average Listing Price Savings off Original MSRP: 7%
  

Mazda MX5
   

2018 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA

Want to own the world’s best-selling sports car? Then you’ll want to pick up a Mazda MX-5 Miata. This two-seater convertible is incredibly light with a near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution, plus handling that’s practically on-rails. And if you’re shopping for 2018 models, don’t overlook the MX-5 Miata RF. This special model is designed around a retractable hardtop. Miata inventory is somewhat scarce, but it is attainable if you shop around.

 

Average Listing Price Savings off Original MSRP: 10%

 

2018 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

While the latest Chevrolet Corvette went through an exciting mid-engined redesign, there’s still plenty to like about the 2018 model. The standard 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 455 horsepower, which is plenty respectable on its own. Enthusiasts may want to step up to the scarcer Z06 model, headlined by a supercharged V8 that’s good for 650 horsepower. Overall, Corvette inventory is fewer and farther between compared to other muscle cars.

 

Average Listing Price Savings off Original MSRP: 8%
  

Subaru BRZ
   

2018 SUBARU BRZ

The all-new Subaru BRZ is coming in hot, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had with the first generation of this exciting sport coupe. It’s the perfect combination of lightweight and rear-wheel drive, with just enough power to keep the fun going. The 2018 model features an exterior design that still holds up today, and the slick six-speed manual transmission looks to be an enthusiast favorite for years to come.

 

Average Listing Price Savings off Original MSRP: 6%

 

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2018 TOYOTA 86

Look familiar? From the four-cylinder boxer engine to the sleek design, the Toyota 86 has a lot in common with the Subaru BRZ. That’s because the vehicles were jointly developed by the two automakers. The difference between these entry-level sports cars is mostly in the styling and interior, but you can’t go wrong either way. Currently, this is the scarcest sports car on the used market. We suggest cross-shopping with the BRZ to improve your odds.

 

Average Listing Price Savings off Original MSRP: 16%
  

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
   

2018 FIAT 124 SPIDER

The Fiat 124 Spider is assembled in Japan alongside the Mazda MX-5 Miata. It’s another collaboration that has led to both vehicles sharing many of the same components, with one key distinction. The 124 Spider has a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine—a different approach compared to the Miata’s naturally aspirated four-cylinder. Finding a 124 Spider can be tricky but not impossible in today’s used market.

 

Average Listing Price Savings off Original MSRP: 16%

 

2020 TOYOTA GR SUPRA

It’s a great time to be a car enthusiast, and we hope the Toyota GR Supra is a sign of more great things to come. This performance-driven sport coupe stays true to its storied heritage with a turbocharged inline-six engine officially designated at 335 horsepower. While the driving experience may be powered by BMW engineering, it looks to impress longtime Supra fans and create new ones. This is one car to watch, especially when more come off lease.
  

BMW Z4
  

2020 BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 is another exciting partnership developed in tandem with the Toyota GR Supra. This two-seater offers many of the classic ingredients you might expect from a sports car, including a luxurious interior, a retractable top, and classic roadster proportions. Base models include a turbocharged 255-horsepower four-cylinder, while the M40i Z4 has a six-cylinder engine just like the Supra. Expect more inventory as more leases are returned.

 

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