There are vehicles for everyone - especially those who like speed and having fun. Sports cars come in a variety of specs and designs, offering different driving experiences from comfortable and fast to all-out track monsters. If you value reliability above all - which you probably do because no one likes visiting the repair shop every week - here are our top 7 picks for the most reliable sports cars.
The Japanese-made Toyota 86 was first released in 1965. Since then, it has gone through changes, inside and outside. The well-known 86 we have today is equipped with a 4-cylinder 2.0L Boxer engine - making 200 HP and 151 lb-ft with the automatic gearbox. It has two gearbox options, a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. It comes in three different trim options: 86, 86 GT, and the 86 TRD Special Edition. The original MSRP is $27,375, but can be found for less if you are lucky. It's a great and reliable introduction to sports cars.
Our second pick is the German Audi TT. Newer versions are great for drivers that want speed and agility. This model has a lot of trims, and depending on your preferences, you can choose the best one for you. The most spaced-out versions have a 2.5L TFSI motor making 400 HP and can do 0-60 in 3.6 sec. Older models start anywhere from $6-7,000, and newer ones can go for up to $40-50,000.
The Ford Mustang is a legendary American-made vehicle. Its fame is well deserved because it offers a big list of options and editions. Some of the newest in the lineup come with an EcoBoost engine that delivers power but saves fuel. For real car enthusiasts, there are special versions with the Shelby badge, equipped with the amazing Ford 5.2L Supercharged V8. The 2022/23 line start at around $27,000 and goes up to $80-90,000.
The Honda S2000 is a car that's not talked about enough. While a little bit older, it offers a fun and responsive driving experience. The engine powering everything is the 2.2L F22C1 I4 - producing 239 HP and 163 lb-ft. It has a timeless and sporty design, making it stand out from anything else on the road. The average price of the S2000 is around $30,000. If you're looking for a reliable and unique sports car, the Honda S2000 is just for you.
One of the most famous cars produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mazda is the Miata. It's very durable and fuel-friendly. Repair parts are widely accessible and cheap. The newest models are equipped with the Skyactiv-G 2.0 DOHC making 181 HP and 151 lb-ft of torque. The average cost of the older models is around $10,000, and newer ones start from $28,000.
These are our picks for the most durable and reliable sports vehicles. Other brands like Porsche offer more luxurious and powerful options, with special editions that are designed for the race track. We advise you to start with one of our picks above because they are a little bit more toned down and beginner friendly.
Above everything else, safety must be your priority. That is our first priority when you bring your vehicle to Oceanside Motorsports.