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Great Sports Cars for Summer Fun

Mazda Miata With the snow finally melting away, driving enthusiasts and sunshine lovers turn an eye toward bringing their sports car out of hibernation, or even buying a new sports car. While you might think of a Chevrolet Corvette or a Porsche as the ultimate toy for driving around on a gorgeous Sunday, you don't need a car that starts at $50,000 or more to enjoy the summer sun. Our affordable sports car rankings highlight models that start at less ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Affordable Sports Cars

2013 Scion FR-S Priced at $24,200

Scion announced in a press release that the 2013 Scion FR-S, which is the fifth addition to the Scion lineup, will go on sale this spring with a starting price of $24,200 before destination charges. The base four-seat, rear-wheel drive FR-S has a six-speed manual transmission that’s mated to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Choosing the six-speed manual transmission, which comes with paddle shifters, adds $1,100 to the ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Affordable Sports Cars, Model News, Scion FR S

Test Drive: 2012 Mini JCW Coupe

Every time I got out of the 2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe, I looked back in amazement. It wasn’t the Mini’s thrilling performance that got my attention, but the fact that I was so comfortable inside this diminutive affordable sports car. At 6’1”, I had plenty of leg- and shoulder room, as well as adequate headroom, and most passengers liked the Mini Coupe’s comfortable, supportive seats. However, the interior isn’t all gumdrops and pony ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Affordable Sports Cars, Mini Cooper Coupe

Scion FR-S Revealed

The Scion FR-S affordable sports car was revealed this week, following the recent unveiling of its twin, the Subaru BRZ, which is mechanically and cosmetically identical except for brand-specific badging and interior trim. The FR-S is a rear-wheel drive sports coupe built jointly by Toyota and Subaru. It is powered by a Subaru-sourced boxer engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque to the ground with either a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Subaru, Toyota, Scion, Affordable Sports Cars, Model News, Subaru BRZ, Scion FR S

Ford Unveils 2013 Mustang at L.A. Auto Show

Ford recently released the details of its styling and mechanical tweaks to the Ford Mustang for the 2013 model year, in addition to disclosing the power output of the next engine that will move the Shelby GT500. Both models will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Building on the success of all-new V6 and V8 powerplants for the 2011 model, Ford will try to keep its primary competitor, the Chevrolet Camaro, in its rearview mirror by refreshing ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Ford, Affordable Sports Cars, Model News, LA Auto Show

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