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9 Great Used Coupes Under $15,000 for 2019

If you don’t require the practicality of a sedan and style is a bigger priority, then a sporty coupe could be the right car for you. Since coupes are often performance cars and sometimes luxury cars, they can command high prices on the new market, but the used market is a different story. A used coupe is a great way to stand out in traffic on a budget.

Here are nine great used coupes that you can get on Autotrader for under $15,000 in 2019.

2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro

2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro

The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was a huge hit when it made its return after an 8-year hiatus. You might think of it as the "Bumblebee" Camaro because of its role in "Transformers" and now this movie star has gotten pretty affordable on the used market, even with a V8. The Camaro benefited from a nice face-lift for the 2014 model year giving it a new, more contemporary look and more optional equipment like Recaro seats with suede inserts and a color HUD. Find a Chevrolet Camaro for sale

2005-2014 Ford Mustang

2005-2014 Ford Mustang

The S-197 generation of the Ford Mustang was the Mustang’s shot at getting in on the retro styling craze and it executed it very well. Introduced in 2005, this Mustang did a great job mixing retro and modern, making a design that’s aging very well. It got a big update for the 2010 model year and the 2011 model marked the return of the 5.0-liter V8. If you can find a clean used Mustang packing a Coyote V8 under the hood for less than $15,000, you’ve found yourself one of the best performance car bargains on the market today. Find a Ford Mustang for sale

2008-2019 Dodge Challenger

2008-2019 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger hasn’t received any major updates since it was first reintroduced way back in 2008, but this muscle car is aging well. Early V6-powered examples can be had on the used market at affordable prices. Unfortunately for used muscle car shoppers, V8 Challengers are holding their value pretty well. However, a V6 Challenger still gives you that cool retro look with a potent engine that offers a nice balance of performance and efficiency. Unlike the Camaro and the Mustang, the Challenger has a bench seat in the back that actually has decent legroom. Find a Dodge Challenger for sale

2010-2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

You might associate Hyundai with affordable economy cars and crossovers and you wouldn’t be wrong for doing so, but back before Genesis was its own standalone luxury brand, it was a sort of sub-brand of Hyundai. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe was a sporty coupe with rear-wheel drive and either a turbocharged inline four or a potent V6 available under the hood making it quite an uncharacteristic Hyundai. The car technically only had one generation, but it got a thorough face-lift for the 2013 model year with a refreshed look, updated engines and a much nicer interior. Find a Hyundai Genesis for sale

2008-2017 Audi A5/S5

2008-2017 Audi A5/S5

The Audi A5 is the coupe variant of the A4 luxury sedan and the S5 is its sporty upgrade. The first-generation A5 and the S5 have depreciated enough that they’ve become used coupe bargains and we especially recommend an S5 packing a supercharged V6 if you can find a clean example at this price point. We especially like the face-lifted cars that came to the U.S. for the 2013 model year, giving the car a refreshed look that keeps it modern and refined. Another nice perk of this Audi coupe is available quattro all-wheel drive. Find an Audi A5 for sale or Find an Audi S5 for sale

2008-2015 Infiniti G37/Q60

2008-2015 Infiniti G37/Q60

Although the Nissan 370Z has been around for some time now, it’s still a little tough to find a used one for less than $15,000. A great alternative is the mechanically similar and more luxurious Infiniti G37, which changed its name to Q60 starting with the 2014 model year. It uses the same punchy 3.7-liter V6 and unlike the 370Z, it’s available with AWD. This sporty coupe got a modest face-lift for 2011 making it look a little nicer inside and out. This is a good one for making your friends think you paid more than you did for a modern, sporty, luxury coupe. Find an Infiniti G37 for sale or Find an Infiniti Q60 for sale

2013-2017 Honda Accord Coupe

2013-2017 Honda Accord Coupe

You might think of the Honda Accord as a dull family car, but the Accord Coupe might surprise you by how sporty it is. The most recent Accord Coupe after the 2-door was dropped for the car’s newest generation has the many virtues of the Accord like reliability and value plus much different styling and exciting performance options. Our personal favorite is the V6 manual version, which is much more fun than you ever dreamed a Honda Accord could be. Find a Honda Accord for sale

2011-2016 Scion tC

2011-2016 Scion tC

The Scion brand was fairly short-lived, but in the time that it had its best-selling model was the tC and now it’s a strong value in used coupes. The Scion tC was about the size of a Toyota Corolla, but had an engine shared with the Camry, meaning it has pretty respectable performance for its size and price point. It received a makeover for the 2014 model year that improved both the looks and the performance of the tC by adding a sport-tuned suspension and a quicker-shifting transmission, plus a touchscreen stereo became standard. A few quirks that set the tC apart from other affordable compacts are an all-glass roof and an interesting rear hatch design that make it both different and practical. Find a Scion tC for sale

1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvette

1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet C6 Corvette is just now starting to creep under the $15,000 mark, but the earlier C5 model from the late 90s through the mid-2000s is much more common at this price point. We think this ‘Vette’s sleek exterior is aging nicely and the legendary LS1 V8 under the hood is aging even better. It’s not the newest or the most practical car on our list, but we think the C5 offers a ton of bang for the buck keeping up the Corvette’s reputation as a fantastic value in performance cars. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

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