With today's technology, there are numerous cars out there that compete in looks, speed, and power. But as everything comes with a price, it is best to exercise care when choosing the best car. One of the most important factors in picking a vehicle is the price and the budget of the buyer, so here's a list of the best 300-horsepower cars that $30,000 can buy.
Ford Mustang. The base model of the 2017 Ford Mustang comes with a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost turbo that churns out 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. This comes out at just a little over $26,000. For about $1,600 over the budget, consumers can choose the convertible with a 3.7-liter V6, producing 300-horsepower.
Chevrolet Camaro. A 650-horsepower Camaro ZL1 can cost twice the $30,000 budget, but there's a few models that go below it. For only $28,000, consumers can look into the V6 variant that produces 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque. Opting for the "2LT" trim with more features would set buyers back a cool $33,000.
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Nissan 370Z. Want a great car for a great price? At a little below $30,000, buyers can enjoy a Nissan 370Z powered by a 3.7-liter V6 with 332 horsepower. It is a sports car that owners can take on curvy roads, so with more budget, they can get better brakes, bigger wheels, and other cool features fit for a winding road trip. These upgrades can be had for $33,570, not a bad deal for a few more thousand bucks.
Dodge Challenger. At only $28,000, the basic model has a 3.6-liter V6 churning out 305 horsepower. Another option that could force buyers to shell out extra is the variant with 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that produces 305 horsepower. It's a worthwhile upgrade for $34,000.
Pushing the budget from $30,000 to $35,000 can drastically widen the options for consumers. The Dodge Charger, Ford Fusion Sport, and Nissan Maxima also offer great deals for at most $5,000 more than the original budget.