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Top Five Fast Cars Under $30,000

By on May 6, 2014

#4 Mazda 3 Sedan

For only $16,945, you could be driving at 130 mph in the Mazda 3. With a combine fuel economy of 35 mpg, this handsome automobile is impressively fuel-efficient as well.

How did Mazda manage to creative such an efficient car without sacrificing speed? The secret is the Skyactiv technology in the car’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

The technology allows all the major components of the the engine to work together in efficient harmony, which improves the car’s overall efficiency, speed and maneuverability.

In 7.7 seconds, speed from 0 to 60 mph.

Price, Fuel Economy, Power:

  • MSRP: From $16,945
  • MPG: 29 city/41 highway/ 35 combined
  • Horsepower: 155 HP
  • Torque: 150 @ 400RPM
  • Engine:2.5L

#3 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-SPEC

Price, Fuel Economy, Power:

  • MSRP: From $29,500
  • MPG:16 city/ 24 highway/ 20 combined
  • Horsepower: 348 HP
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft
  • Engine: 3.8L

If 348 sounds like a high horsepower that’s because it is. This snazzy model from the typically conservative automaker produces some serious speed and power thanks.

In six seconds, this vehicle will take you from 0 to 60mph and bring you to a top speed of an impressive 146 mph.

Holding its own among the luxury sports cars of the world, the coupe features standard features like heated mirrors and fog lights.

At $29,500, this car is just under the $30,000 mark but with some careful negotiating, we expect that you can knock off a few thousand.

Plus, the car is protected by the Hyundai warranty — widely recognized as the number one car warranty in the country.

  • 1o-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty
  • 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty
  • 7-year/unlimited miles anti-perforation warranty

Keep in mind that the warranty will not cover damages from crashing your car in a road race so be careful!

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