Buying a second hand sports car is all about picking a car based on how fun it is to drive, with performance being central to this. Not just how quick it can be in the straight but also how capable it is on corners. The cars need to balance performance and agility with a reasonable amount of comfort. I have put together a list of 6 sport cars with some being reasonably priced that are capable of the above.
The Used Honda CR-Z is arguably of the first fun hybrids and looks more sports can than ecologically minded. The CR-Z provided genuine thrills with all specs comfortably doing 0-62 in less than 10 seconds with a 135bhp which is impressive for an electric car. The pitfalls with this car is like with most sports car is sacrifices its practicality for a sleek design and although does have 2 seats in the back it would be better off folding them back and making a tiny boot into a reasonable one. If speed is key for you then compared to the other cars in this list it’s not the quickest.
The Used Nissan 370Z is a rear-wheel-drive which can stand up to rivals such as Used Audi TT and Porsche Cayman. For its value it has impressive performance which 332bhp, 3.7-litre V6, and manages 0-62 mph in 5.3 seconds. In my opinion its performance matches its looks and is very enjoyable to drive with all the standard equipment you might expect from a sports car. The downfall with this far is that it can be expensive to run and it’s not as precise to drive as some of its rivals in this class.
The next to make the list is the BMW M6 which again is a rear-wheel-drive which is based on the stylish BMW 6 series and is one of the top BMW performance cars. If comes equipped with 552bhp, 4.4-litre-twi-turbocharged-V8 engine and can do 0-62mp in just 4.2 seconds. It comes complete with full body kit and all the standard equipment. This car is seriously fast while having a practical interior and boot. The only real negative I could find with this car is that it’s very expensive to buy and run and the car does feel quite heavy.
Mercedes-Benz SLK offers a sleek, sporty design which gives head-turning appeal, while the interior is luxurious and high quality. The SLK can also switch between standard suspension and a more sport setting, and excels as both comfortable cruiser and a racier performance face. The specs range drastically depending on how much money you are willing to spend. The negatives with this car are that it’s quite expensive and it’s not as much fun to drive as soon of its rivals.
Next is the Nissan GT-R which is a really-really fast car and can do 0-62mph in only 3.1 seconds, and it’s also great to drive. The GT-R offers razor-sharp handling with its cornering ability being a strong selling point. The GT-R is a twin-turbocharged 3.2-litre V6 engine and can reach speeds of 190mh. Unfortunately the negatives with this car is that’s generally quite uncomfortable a slow speeds and the Nissan badge doesn’t exactly offer the same prestige as other sports cars such as Porsche.
The Second Hand Jaguar F-Type comes with a choice of three different engines and is well equipped to compete with the likes of Porsche and Aston Martin, offering the perfect balance of looks and driving thrills. Even the slowest F-Type 3-litre V6 model can still give you 335bhp and can do 0-62 in around 5 seconds. The interior of the car is also of high quality as you can expect from the Jaguar brand. The negatives with the F-Type is that the additional options add up and can prove to be very expensive, not only that the fuel and servicing bills are costly and the price tag will even set you back more than a Second Hand Porsche Cayman.