Crazy Cheap Cars – Top 30 List

Owning a car is a necessity for a group of people but it’s a dream for many. In the present economy buying a car is a huge investment because it involves various costs such as down payment, monthly installments, and even car insurance premiums. Hence a lot of people do not get the option of owning a good car. Here we are showcasing 30 crazy cheap cars which are as low as $4k and let us remind you they are very successful cars in the market and have good consumer reviews about them.

 

Crazy Cheap Cars – Top 30 List

 

Porsche 944 – $6,500

Porsche 944 Crazy Cheap Car

This Porsche was the result of a pilot project between Volkswagen and Porsche and that’s why this is quite different than other regular Porsche cars. Porsche 944 is one of the most popular and affordable classic sports cars having a price tag between the range of $5k to $8K.

 

Porsche 944 Specs

Engine: Inline 4 Engine with 150 horsepower at 5,500 rpm

Torque: 142 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm

Transmission: 5-speed manual and 3-speed automatic transmission

Top Speed: 134 mph

 

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2. BMW E36 M3 – $6,000

BMW E36 M3 Crazy Cheap Car

The BMW E36 is one of those cars which has price value going up due to decent performance and comfort. The BMW E36 shares various components and specs with its siblings E39 and It has proven the excellence of German Automotive Engineering. The E36 can fit in your daily needs of shopping as well as burning the asphalt on the race track.

 

BMW E36 M3 Specs:

 

Engine: 6 inline cylinders with multiple injections

Power: 371 horsepower at 7400 rpm

Torque: 258 lb-ft at 3250 rpm

Transmission: 6 Gear Manual – Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 155 mph


 

3. Nissan 350Z – $7,000

Nissan 350Z Crazy Cheap Car

The Nissan 350Z is the car that has beautiful engine sounds, enough engine power to take you on track with spectacular drift. Our List of Crazy Cheap Cars is incomplete without this beautiful sports car.

 

Nissan 350Z specs:

 

Engine: 3.5 L V6 Engine with 287 hp at 6,200 rpm

Torque: 274 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Manual and 5 Speed Automatic, Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 124 mph

 


 

4. Ford Mustang GT (S197) – $7,000 – $25,000

Ford Mustang GT S197 Crazy Cheap Car

The S197 was the aftermath of various much-needed makeovers and changes in classic Mustang GT. The S197 Mustang GT became lighter with fiberglass and plastic parts but the muscle car appeal was amplified. Besides the easy availability of Mustang S197 Parts, the Brand Ford itself is one of the strong reasons to consider this Car as a reliable cheap car with crazy pricing range between $7K to $25K.

 

Ford Mustang GT (S197) Specs:

Engine: 5.0 L V8 Engine with 412hp at 6500 RPM

Torque: 390 lb-ft at 4250 RPM

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transmission

Top Speed: 149 mph

 

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5. Nissan 300ZX Twin-Turbo – $8,000

Nissan 300ZX Crazy Cheap Car

The Nissan 300ZX is the Underdog Car with screaming performance benchmarks of 90’s era and very few car enthusiasts may have noticed it. The Nissan 300ZX is a car which remarks the Japanese Race Culture in 90s. If you’re lucky, you may get this beautiful beast in less than $8K.

 

Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Specs:

Engine: Turbocharged V6 with 300 bhp at 6,400 rpm

Torque: 283 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual, Rear Wheel Drivetrain

Top Speed: 155 mph

 


 

6. Mazda RX-8 – $8,000

Mazda RX 8 Crazy Cheap Car

The Mazda RX-8 is a car famous for various reasons. Some people find it very difficult to maintain because of Rotary Engine but let us tell you, this car very specific performance metrics and that’s why it’s called a perfect cheap car with an affordable price tag. In Craiglist, you can find various RX-8s being listed as low as $8K.

 

Mazda RX-8 Specs:

Engine: Rotary Engine with 232 horsepower at 8,500 RPM

Torque: 159 lb-ft at 5,500 RPM

Transmission: 6 Speed Manual with Rear Wheel Drivetrain

Top Speed: 145 mph

 


 

7. Porsche Boxster (986) – $9,000

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If you want to own a Porsche without burning your pocket with a big hole, The Porsche Boxster (986) is a perfect choice. This Boxster is a perfect candidate to be included in the Crazy Cheap Cars list because of its astonishing price starting from $9K.

 

Porsche Boxster (986) Specs:

Engine: Flat 6 with 201 horsepower at 6,000 RPM

Torque: 181 lb-ft at 4,500 RPM

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual, 5 Speed Tiptronic S

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 149 mph


 

8. Pontiac GTO – $10,000

Pontiac GTO Crazy Cheap Car

Before going defunct, Pontiac gave one of it’s most powerful Pontiac Sports cars with a crazy price tag of as low as $10K. The Pontiac GTO shares lots of specs with its sibling Chevy Corvette LS2 and that’s why it’s also called people’s affordable Corvette. We wish the Pontiac to be back in the business to show us more variations of GTO.

 

Pontiac GTO Specs:

Engine: 400 CID V8 with 300 horsepower at 4,800 rpm

Torque: 400 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm

Transmission: 4 speed automatic, 6-speed manual

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 175 mph


 

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9. Chevrolet Corvette C4 – $10,000

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The Chevrolet Corvette C4 is a car of the 1990s and it’s always being appreciated for the LS Engine and signature look matching with the Coca Cola Bottle Shape. The Corvette C4 has inspired many car enthusiasts with its practical aerodynamic design philosophy and punching performance in 90’s era. In the current year, you can find a Corvette C4 as low as $10K.

 

Chevrolet Corvette C4 Specs:

Engine: V8 Engine with 300 horsepower at 5,000 RPM

Torque: 335 lb-ft at 4,000 RPM

Transmission: 6 Speed Manual Transmission

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 161 mph

 


 

10. Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO – $10,000

Mitsubishi 3000GT GTO Crazy Cheap Car

The Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO is quite an underground legend among JDM enthusiasts of 90’s. This beast came with lot of new tech features such as Active Aero which were quite ahead of the time. Nonetheless, to say, the popularity of this car has made the 3000 GT to be a car with an affordable price tag and that’s why Mitsubishi 3000GT fits perfectly into our Crazy Cheap Cars List.

 

Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO Specs:

Engine: 3.0 V6 Engine with 282 hp at 6,000 rpm

Torque: 300 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: AWD (All Wheel Drive)

Top Speed: 155 mph


 

11. Honda S2000 – $12,000

Honda S2000 Crazy Cheap Car

The Honda S2000 is one of those sportscars which are popular for their crisp engine tuning, wider body, and reliability. You can get this JDM in an affordable pricing range of $10K to $12K.

 

Honda S2000 Specs:

Engine: Inline 4 Cylinder with 237 hp at 7,800 rpm

Torque: 162 lb-ft at 6,800 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 149 mph

 


 

12. BMW E39 M5 – $12,000

BMW E39 M5 Crazy Cheap Car

The BMW E39 M5 is a car with Muscles under the hood and opulent luxury inside the cabin. In the early 2000s this car proved very popular for its spacious interior and performance benchmarks. Though The M5 is available in less than $15K soon the prices may boost up.

 

BMW E39 M5 Specs:

Engine: V8 with 395 bhp at 6,600 rpm

Torque: 369 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm

Transmission:  6 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 155 mph


 

13. Subaru WRX (2nd Gen.) – $15,000

Subaru WRX crazy cheap car

The 2nd Generation of Subaru WRX nicknamed as Bug-Eyed Subaru is quite characteristic in terms of features and performance. The 2nd gen. Subaru WRX resembles its 1st gen but has a lesser price and therefore it stands perfectly in our Crazy Cheap Cars List.

 

Subaru WRX (2nd Gen.) Specs:

Engine: Turbo 4 Cylinders with 261 bhp at 6,000 rpm

Torque: 253 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 150 mph


 

14. Mazda Miata – $3000 to $5000

Mazda Miata Crazy Cheap Car

It is always said never to underestimate a car by just its look! Mazda Miata stands perfectly true on that saying because of it’s the perfect 50-50 weight distribution, Peppy engine performance to dominate amateur racing tracks.  Currently, you can easily get an early 2000s Miata (MX-5) in between $3K to $5K price tag.

 

Mazda Miata Specs:

Engine: In-line 4 Cylinder with 116 hp at 6,500 rpm

Torque: 100 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 116 mph

 


 

15. 2014 Dodge Charger – $10,000

2018 Dodge Charger Cheap Car

Don’t get us wrong but the 2014 Dodge Charger was one of better performance-driven muscle cars. If we look at its practicality, the Dodge Charger proves to be a perfect car with crazy affordable pricing. As of now, you can easily spot a 2014 Dodge Charger in less than $12K.

 

2014 Dodge Charger Specs:

Engine: V8 Engine with 370 hp at 5,250 rpm

Torque: 395 ft-lbs at 4,200 rpm

Transmission: 5 Speed Shiftable Automatic

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 149 Mph

 


 

16. 2018 Buick Regal – $23,000

Top-2019-Buick-Regal-cheap-car

People may call Buick as an old man’s car but the recent models of Buick Regal have broken that stereotype. With new body grill and finish lines, the 2018 Buick Regal serves the purpose of a gentleman’s car. You can easily find a 2018 Buick in the pricing range of $20k to $23K.

 

2018 Buick Regal Specs:

Engine: 2.0 L TurboCharged with 250 hp at 5,400 RPM

Torque: 260 lb-ft at 5,200 RPM

Transmission: 6 speed automatic and 8 speed automatic

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 130 mph

 


 

17. 2020 Honda Civic – $20,000 (Brand New)

2019-honda-civic-crazy-cheap-car

The Honda Civic is a car with mass popularity because of its performance, reliability & easy accessibility of parts. If you’re looking for a car with almost zero maintenance cost and comfortable car-owning experience, you may choose the 2020 Honda Civic starting from $20K.

2020 Honda Civic Specs:

Engine: 2.0 L Engine with 158 hp at 6,500 rpm

Torque: 138 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed:  120 mph

 

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18. 2019 Chevrolet Cruze – $19,000 (Brand New)

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Chevrolet is a popular brand not only in Supercars Market but in an Average Car’s market. The 2019 Chevrolet Cruz has been quite a perfect car for a daily commute with minimum maintenance cost. Furthermore, the reliability of Cruz has made the Chevrolet be a perfect car to begin car ownership experience.

 

2019 Chevrolet Cruz Specs:

Engine: Turbocharged Gas L4 with 153 hp at 5,600 rpm

Torque: 177 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 115 mph


 

19. 2019 Chevrolet Malibu CVT- $18,000

2019_Chevrolet_Malibu_Crazy Cheap Car

The Chevrolet Malibu has changed quite a big stereotype about General Motors such as Reliability. The Chevy Malibu has proved to be a car with better daily commute performance. Furthermore, the Malibu has seen quite a big makeover in its look for mass appeal.  You can easily find a 2019 Malibu in a price range of $18K to $19K.

 

2019 Chevrolet Malibu CVT Specs:

Engine: 1.5L Turbocharged CVT with 160 hp at 5,700 rpm

Torque: 184 lb-ft at 2,500 rpm

Transmission: Continuously Variable -Speed Automatic

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 130 mph


 

20. 2020 Kia Forte – $18,000 (Brand New)

Kia Forte Crazy Cheap Car

Kia is the brand many often forget about while considering modern cars, however, this has been changing recently. By introducing 2020 Forte, Kia has forced everyone to reconsider their opinions about Kia Brand. The new 2020 Kia Forte not only packs good punching underhood performance but it gives tough competition to the major rivals such as Toyota and Honda in terms of looks.

 

2020 Kia Forte Specs:

Engine: 2.0 L in-line CVT Engine with 147 hp at 6,200 rpm

Torque: 132 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm

Transmission: Continuously Variable -Speed Automatic

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 147 mph


 

21. 2020 Kia Soul – $18,000 (Brand New)

2019-kia-soul-turbo

As we just now said, Kia has managed to bring back it’s reliability by introducing some of the best hatchbacks equipped with fuel efficiency, lesser maintenance cost and the Kia Soul is perfect example of this. As of now, you can own a 2020 Kia Soul in $18K.

 

2020 Kia Soul Specs:

Engine: 2.0 L-4 Engine with 147 horsepower at 6,200 rpm

Torque: 132 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 112 mph


 

22. 2020 Honda Fit – $17,000 (Brand New)

2019-honda-fit

Honda Fit is a hatchback with performance and appealing look like a Civic. The reliability and easy availability of the components and parts make this car as one of the suitable crazy cheap cars without compromise on quality.

 

2020 Honda Fit Specs:

Engine: 1.5L CVT Engine with 128 horsepower at 6,600 rpm

Torque: 113 ft-lbs at 4,600 rpm

Transmission: Continuously Variable-speed Automatic

Drivetrain:  Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 115 mph

 


 

23. 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid – $16,000

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Ford has seen many ups and downs in terms of their vehicle’s quality but finally they have managed to showcase a hybrid car with ease of driving and lesser maintenance cost. The Ford Fusion Hybrid is truly a car with fuel efficiency and a better driving experience. As of now, you can own a 2019 Fusion Hybrid in approx. $16K.

 

2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Specs:

Engine: Gas/Electric L-4 Engine with 188 hp at 6,000 rpm

Torque: 129 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm

Transmission: Continuously Variable-speed Automatic

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 155 mph


 

24. 2020 Hyundai Accent – $16,000 (Brand New)

Hyundai Accent Crazy Cheap Car

Hyundai Accent has the all luxury and safety feature which a driver needs in a mid-compact sedan. As a matter of fact the Hyundai Accent has been a successful car in Asia and many European countries. Along with the facilities and safety features the Accent also provides better fuel efficiency. You can own a Brand new 2020 Hyundai Accent in approx. $16K.

 

2020 Hyundai Accent Specs:

Engine: 1.6 L CVT engine with 120 hp at 6,300 rpm

Torque: 113 ft-lb at 4850 rpm

Transmission: Continuously Variable-speed Automatic

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 131 mph

 


 

25. 2017 Mazda 6 – $16,000

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The Mazda 6 is the result of learnings from their previous lessons. Mazda understood the competition and it brought the best of technology and safety features into their Mazda 6. It not only proved good in performance but showed good ownership experience among its buyers. A 2017 Mazda 6 can be spotted on various car selling sites in less than $17K.

 

2017 Mazda 6 Specs:

Engine: 2.5L i-4 engine with 184 hp at 5,700 rpm

Torque: 185 lb-ft at 3,250 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic / 6 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 140 mph

 


 

26. 2019 Nissan Altima – $16,000

2019 Nissan Altima Crazy Cheap Car

Nissan had been suffering from their CVT transmissions failure before 2019 years but thankfully they have overcome that problem by introducing fine-tuned quality components and parts of CVT which make their vehicles more reliable and the Altima is no further different. A 2019 Nissan Altima can be found in approx. $16K.

 

2019 Nissan Altima Specs:

Engine: 2.5 L CVT Engine with 188 hp at 6,000 rpm

Torque: 180 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm

Transmission: Continuously Variable-speed Automatic

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 120 mph


 

27. 2013 Lexus GS 350 – $15,000

2013 Lexus GS 350 Crazy Cheap Car

The Lexus has been a brand with quality and reliability inherited from its parent brand Toyota. It’s an executive sedan with good number of features. As a matter of fact, even the older Lexus cars have been giving good competition to today’s cars. A 2013 Lexus GS-Series may cost approx. $15K

 

 

2013 Lexus GS 350 Specs:

Engine: 3.5L V6 Engine with 306 hp at 6,400 rpm

Torque: 277 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 142 mph

 


 

28. 2014 Dodge Challenger – $14,000

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Dodge has been always a big known brand because of its muscle cars. Their muscles cars have always proven to be good in performance and lesser cost of maintenance is another benefit on it.  The 2014 Dodge Challenger is one of such cars that clearly defines the characteristics of a Crazy Cheap Car with better quality. You can own a 2014 Challenger in less than $15K but the prices may go up because of their popularity.

 

2014 Dodge Challenger Specs:

Engine: 3.6L V6 Engine with 305 hp at 6,350 rpm

Torque: 268 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm

Transmission: 5 Speed Automatic/ 6 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 182 mph

 


 

29. 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco – $12,498

2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco Crazy Cheap Car

The Hyundai has always been an underdog among its rivals such as Honda and Toyota but it cannot be neglected. Thanks to their new upcoming car models, they have been integrating quite good features and specs under the hood which provides better fuel efficiency and lower cost of maintenance. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco serves true on the parameters and it can be spotted in approx. $12K

 

2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco Specs:

Engine: Turbocharged 1.4 L i-4 engine with 128 hp at 5,500 rpm

Torque: 156 lb-ft at 1,400 rpm

Transmission: 7 Speed Automated Manual

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 119 mph


 

30. MARUTI SUZUKI Alto – $4000

Maruti Suzuki Alto Crazy Cheap Car

This car may look very outdated or even sub-quality level but that’s not the case. This hatchback has been darling of Indian Subcontinent and Asian Nations. It has been a leading Car model in the last 10 years in Asian Market. Besides some basic features, this car is known for zero maintenance and can take you up for long drives as well. If you are looking for just a simple and easy ride you can find such hatchback in approx. $3K to $4k. The Maruti Suzuki Alto is also known as Maruti Suzuki 800 in many markets.

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto Specs:

Engine: F8D Engine with 40.3 bhp at 6,000 rpm

Torque: 44.25 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive

Top Speed: 124 mph

 

 

So that was the list of 30 Crazy Cheap Cars with Price Range from $4K to $25K. if we’ve missed any car, let us know in the comment section.

 

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