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Used Sports Cars under $20K

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2011 Ford Mustang

The 2011 Ford Mustang is a great choice for anyone who wants a powerful base engine and nimble handling. The Mustang also has some of the highest ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.7
Performance:9.2
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 4_0
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2010 Ford Mustang

The 2010 Ford Mustang beats its competitors with top safety and reliability scores. A redesigned interior also helps the Mustang stand out in its class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Ford Mustang

The 2009 Ford Mustang ranks high due to its stellar safety score, high reliability and useful second-row seating. Read full review »

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2009 Mazda Miata is at the top of its class with a high reliability score, responsive ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.8
Interior:6.8
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 4_5
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2009 Nissan 370Z

With exceptional handling and a powerful V6, reviewers agreed that the 2009 Nissan 370Z is one of the most fun-to-drive cars in the class.  Read full review »

Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 5_0
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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

If you’re looking for classic roadster style and engaging performance, reviewers said the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.9
Interior:6.4
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_5
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro has a good reliability score and powerful base engine, but reviewers said that the Camaro’s interior is cramped and features too many cheap ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.5
Interior:5.9
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 4_0
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro ranks high for its powerful base engine and good reliability rating, but some reviewers said it has a claustrophobic interior and poor rearward ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:9.1
Interior:6.0
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 3_5
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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe ranks near the bottom of the class due to a low reliability score and underpowered base engine. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Mazda RX-8

A poor reliability score and a weak engine drag the 2009 Mazda RX-8 to the lower end of the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.2
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2011 Mazda Miata ranks high in its class for its great performance and good reliability score. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:9.0
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Mazda RX-8

Although the 2011 Mazda RX-8’s small rotary engine caught reviewer’s attention, it left them wanting more power. On top of that, the RX-8’s fuel economy is among ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2010 Mazda MX-5 is a perennial reviewer favorite for its athletic handling. It also has a ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:8.8
Interior:6.8
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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2010 Mazda RX-8

The 2010 Mazda RX-8 has an underpowered engine and low reliability score. However, test drivers liked the RX-8’s roomy back seat. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

An underpowered base engine and a low reliability score make the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe rank near the bottom of the affordable sports cars class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_5
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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

With its low reliability score and an underpowered engine, it's no wonder the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse is at the bottom of the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Dodge Challenger

The 2009 Dodge Challenger has strong engines, a spacious cabin and retro styling, though some rivals have better reliability scores or nicer interiors.   Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Pontiac Solstice

With an underperforming base engine and low safety score, the 2009 Pontiac Solstice doesn't rank well in its class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.7
Interior:6.4
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:8.6
Reliability: 3_5
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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Available as a coupe or convertible, the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse has some of the best fuel economy ratings in the class. However, the Eclipse falters with poor ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse

The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse suffers in the rankings due to an underpowered base engine and boring performance, as well as poor reliability and safety scores. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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