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10 Best Used Luxury Sports Cars Under $30,000

Luxury sports cars aren’t known for offering great value. However, after a few years of depreciation, they become much more accessible on the used market. An upscale performance car could be within closer reach than you thought.

Here are the 10 best used luxury sports cars you can find on Autotrader for under $30,000.

1. 2015 Audi TT

2015 Audi TT Front Right in Scuba Blue Metallic
The 2015 Audi TT looking cool in Scuba Blue Metallic.

The Audi TT is available as a roadster or a coupe. It has a unique aesthetic that’s slightly different from the more conservatively designed models in the brand’s lineup. It retains the high standard of interior design and quality for an Audi, and adds exciting engine options and standard Quattro all-wheel drive. See 2015 Audi TT models for sale

2. 2014 BMW Z4

2014 BMW Z4 Front Left in Velancia Orange Metallic
The 2014 BMW Z4 strikes a pose with its top down, wearing Valencia Orange Metallic paint.

The BMW Z4 is a used-car bargain that will make your friends think you spent more on your car than you really did. BMW’s famously engaging driving experience complements the sleek styling and luxurious interior. The Z4 is also pretty roomy for a roadster. See 2014 BMW Z4 models for sale

3. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in Torch Red
The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible spotted during a test drive in Torch Red.

The Chevrolet Corvette has been America’s sports car for more than half a century. The one to get in this price range is the C6 generation. While you might not associate the Chevrolet brand with luxury, the C6 Corvette has an upscale cabin along with satisfying V8-powered performance, making it competitive with more expensive luxury sports cars. See 2012 Chevrolet Corvette models for sale

4. 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe in Tsukuba Red
The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe poses in Tsukuba Red.

Hyundai is another brand you might not associate with luxury, but the Genesis Coupe was a sporty 2-door based on the same platform as the Genesis luxury sedan. The Genesis Coupe benefits from a lively standard V6 engine and an intuitive infotainment system that still feels modern. See 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe models for sale

5. 2017 Infiniti Q60

2017 Infiniti Q70 Front Right in Liquid Platinum
The 2017 Infiniti Q70 dressed in Liquid Platinum

The Infiniti Q60 is an often-overlooked option in luxury coupes. It offers standout, head-turning styling plus a surprisingly big trunk for a small coupe. You get a choice of a reasonably efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a more muscular twin-turbo V6 with up to 400-horsepower, which we recommend if your budget allows. See 2017 Infiniti Q60 models for sale

6. 2014 Jaguar F-Type

2014 Jaguar F-Type Driving Firenze Red
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type on the highway, wearing a coat of Firenze Red.

The Jaguar F-Type is like a Corvette with a British accent. It uses styling inspired by the iconic E-Type but has a decidedly modern look. The interior is luxurious and comfortable, and the drive is a thrill thanks to nimble handling and a muscular range of engines, all of which are supercharged. See 2014 Jaguar F-Type models for sale

7. 2015 Lexus RC

2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport Driving in Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport painted Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0.

The 2-door Lexus RC is one of the sportier offerings from a luxury brand that’s perhaps best known for its comfy sedans and crossovers. The RC has a strong base V6 engine, sharp styling, and agile handling, plus it comes with the safety and reliability you’d expect from a Lexus. See 2015 Lexus RC models for sale

8. 2008 Maserati GranTurismo

2008 Maserati Granturismo Profile Driving
The 2008 Maserati Granturismo cruises on the road.

There might not be one at your local used car lot, but if you can find one, a used Maserati GranTurismo is a bargain in high-end sports cars. Its exotic styling is sure to get attention, and the interior quality is a cut above most of the competition. Under the hood lies a 405-hp V8 with an intoxicating exhaust note. See 2008 Maserati GranTurismo models for sale

9. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Front Left in Polar White
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class wearing Polar White.

The luxurious Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a smaller, more affordable alternative to the fancier SL-Class. This compact roadster is still fun to drive with a great range of engines, a smooth ride, and a high-class interior, making it a good grand touring car. These are fairly common at this price point. See 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class models for sale

10. 2008 Porsche Boxster

2008 Porsche Boxster Front Left in Speed Yellow
The 2008 Porsche Boxster shown in Speed Yellow.

One of the most desirable Porsche models you can get in this price range is the 987 generation of the Boxster. This mid-engine convertible is well-balanced and exciting to drive at any speed. It’s also surprisingly practical with roomy seating for two, decent fuel economy, and two trunks (one in front, one in back). See 2008 Porsche Boxster models for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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