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10 Best Used Luxury Sports Cars Under $30,000


There’s no denying the appeal of a luxury sports car. The speed, the style, the features, the feeling — for those who appreciate the visceral experience of driving a car, a luxurious sports car can be bliss. If you’re looking for just such an experience but don’t want to break the bank, we have you covered.

Here are the 10 best used luxury sports cars under $30,000.

1. 2015 Audi TT

2015 Audi TT

Truly iconic design, quattro all-wheel drive, punchy turbocharged engines, and a comfortable, intelligent cabin make the 2015 Audi TT an excellent pick for a sporty all-weather runabout. A punchy 211-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission provide the power and manage a reasonable 31 mpg highway. See 2015 Audi TT models for sale

2. 2014 BMW Z4

2014 BMW Z4

Dynamic and full of personality, the 2014 BMW Z4 is a coupe and convertible in one, thanks to its folding hardtop. And the cabin is a well-equipped place to be, with power seats and keyless entry on the standard equipment list. A 240-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder powers the base model. A 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder is available in 300- and 335-hp flavors. See 2014 BMW Z4 models for sale

3. 2013 Chevrolet Corvette

2013 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette might not seem like a luxury car, but it’s undeniably a sports car. You can option these later models, especially when well-configured from the factory, well into premium territory, with plenty of leather, keyless entry, and push-button start all available. The standard engine is a 430-hp 6.2-liter V8 rated for up to 26 mpg highway when paired with the available 6-speed manual transmission. See 2013 Chevrolet Corvette models for sale

4. 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

If Chevrolet is not a typical luxury consideration, neither is Hyundai, right? As this car’s name suggests, the Genesis Coupe shares its core rear-drive architecture with the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan, which eventually launched the Genesis luxury brand. The Coupe employs a potent 348-hp V6 and is available with an 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. And the 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is still covered by its factory powertrain warranty. See 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe models for sale

5. 2017 Infiniti Q60

2017 Infiniti Q60

Even newer than the Genesis Coupe, the 2017 Infiniti Q60 takes us back into the realm of the obviously luxurious, as well as the obviously stylish and sporty. A selection of potent engines and a sport-tuned chassis make the Q60 genuinely fun to drive in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive forms. See 2017 Infiniti Q60 models for sale

6. 2015 Jaguar F-Type

2015 Jaguar F-Type

A luxury and sporting icon for most of the past century, the Jaguar brand epitomizes the concept of the luxury sports car. The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is its modern expression. Raucous exhausts on throaty supercharged V6s and V8s thrill, classy interior design and premium materials comfort, and the choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive lends some year-round practicality in colder climes. See 2015 Jaguar F-Type models for sale

7. 2015 Lexus RC

2015 Lexus RC

The best-selling luxury brand in America, and for a good reason, Lexus’ entry on this list is an easy one. The 2015 Lexus RC combines sporty looks and handling with refined highway manners and a snug but comfortable cabin. The 2015 RC is available in RWD and AWD forms. The RC gets power from a 3.5-liter V6 and 8-speed automatic combination good for 306 hp and up to 28 mpg highway. See 2015 Lexus RC models for sale

8. 2010 Maserati GranTurismo

2010 Maserati GranTurismo

Sporting a low-slung Italian design and a 405-hp 4.2-liter V8, the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo makes an immediate impression. Available in both coupe and convertible form, the GranTurismo’s luxurious cabin and balanced chassis tune put the “grand” in grand touring. See 2010 Maserati GranTurismo models for sale

9. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Favoring the softer side of sport-luxury, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK is still sporty, with a 241-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder as its base engine, paired with a 9-speed automatic. The SLK 350 offers a 302-hp 3.5-liter V6 in its place, ahead of a 7-speed automatic transmission. All 2016 SLKs are rear-wheel drive and come with a retractable hardtop. See 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class models for sale

10. 2011 Porsche Boxster

2011 Porsche Boxster

If the sporty part of the sporty-luxury equation is your priority, the 2011 Porsche Boxster is the best answer on this list. Its mid-engine layout lends it the nimblest nature. Porsche’s legendary chassis and performance tuning are on full display as well. The base model is the only kind you’re likely to find below the $30,000 mark. That’s fine, as it still nets a 255-hp 2.9-liter boxer 6-cylinder engine paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. See 2011 Porsche Boxster models for sale

10 Best Used Luxury Sports Cars Under $30,000

  1. 2015 Audi TT
  2. 2014 BMW Z4
  3. 2013 Chevrolet Corvette
  4. 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  5. 2017 Infiniti Q60
  6. 2015 Jaguar F-Type
  7. 2015 Lexus RC
  8. 2010 Maserati GranTurismo
  9. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
  10. 2011 Porsche Boxster

Eric Brandt
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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