The Most Fun Cars Under 30K

Driving should be fun. But that doesn't mean you have pay an arm and a leg for some Italian sports car. At Kenny Ross Ford, we believe that fun things come in affordable packages. That's why, we've created this list of the most fun cars to drive for under $30,000.

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Looking for some good old fashioned American muscle? Look no further than the 2018 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Fastback.

If power is what you're after, you can't go wrong with a Mustang. Each and every model achieves at least 300 HP. However, 2.3L Ecoboost engine delivers 310 HP, 320 lb-ft of torque AND increased fuel economy. How is that even possible? The twin-scroll turbocharger also offers up impressive time-to-torque, which is pretty handy on the starting line. 


Great performance isn't just about moving forward, however. The 2018 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Fastback also handles exceptionally well. The independent rear suspension does wonders to help keep you on track. 

Then there's the 3 power-assisted steering settings. "Normal" gives you a great balance between performance and comfort. "Sport" requires more effort on your part, but it's all worth it with the added control and connection to the road. Finally, "comfort" mode let's you sit back and take it easy on those Sunday drives. And, when you do need to slow down a bit, the Mustang's brakes are the best in the biz.

Where can you get all this power for only $25,680 starting MSRP? Only in America.

2018 Ford Focus ST

You read that correctly - we're talking about a Ford Focus. The 2018 Ford Focus ST is not just some grocery-getter, it's a finely-tuned fun machine.

First, the turbocharged direct-injection 2.0L Ecoboost engine churns out 252 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. Not too shabby.


Next, the Macpherson strut independent front sport-tuned suspension offers excellent handling in all situations. But, when you pair it with the electric power-assisted steering, the 2018 Ford Focus ST really hugs those curves.

Even the bright tipped dual centered exhaust looks fast. Toss in the responsive 6-speed manual transmission, and you've got an unlikely little sports car, starting at just $24,170.

2018 Subaru WRX

This is proof that fun things come in compact packages. The 2018 Subaru WRX boasts 268 horsepower at 5600 RPM with 258 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to transmission, you can choose between a snappy 6-speed manual or the available Sport Lineartronic Transmission with 6 and 8-speed manual modes. 


The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive will give you that extra group on rough roads and, when that happens, you'll be thankful for the Sport-Tuned Suspension. Toss in the Vehicle Dynamic Control with Active Torque vectoring and you've got one fun little rally car that starts at only $26,995.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Maybe you're not trying to go off-road. Maybe, you just want a fun little street car. Well, meet the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

At first glance, 155 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque might not seem like the makings of a speed demon. However, if you take into account that the Miata weighs only 2,332 lbs, then it's easy to see that you're sitting in a 2-seat rocket to the moon. Even with such a slim waistline, the aluminum and ultra-high tensile steel chassis allows for responsive handling and the sleek design offers exceptional aerodynamics. 


But let's not forget, this is a convertible! What could be more fun than cruising on the open roads with top down? All these features combined are the reason that the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata received the 2018 World Car of the Year Award and was one of the most road-raced cars in the U.S. according to Sports Car Club of America. And, with a starting MSRP of just $22,295 in the sport trim, this car is a real bargain.

2018 Chevy Camaro 1LT

If a car looks this mean, it probably is. With the basic 2.0L engine, the 2018 Chevy Camaro 1LT delivers 275 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque and can go from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds. That's a steal, with a starting price of just $26,700.
However, you can still squeak in under the $30,000 mark with the 3.6L V6. Which gets up to 335 HP and does 0 to 60 in just 5.1 seconds.

No matter which engine you go with, you can count on StabiliTrak Stability Control with Brake Assist technology to help keep you on the road and a sporty 6-speed manual transmission to keep the drive engaging. 


Make the 2018 Chevy Camaro truly yours with loads of performance packages and Accessories like the popular RS package, which gives you an upgrade on your wheels, headlights and taillights.

There you have it. 5 of the most fun cars for under $30,000 dollars - dreams can come true. Remember, at Kenny Ross Ford, if you don't love your new sports car, bring it back and pick a new one! No worries. Plus, each and every vehicle comes with our No Charge Lifetime Limited Warranty to ensure that you're having as much fun as possible for years to come.

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