6. Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ -- $24,500 and $25,495
When it comes to affordable fun it’s hard to beat the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins. These sporty rear-wheel-drive coupes bring the classic two-door formula into the 21st century. Like the Mazda MX-5, engineers made driving dynamics a top priority and it shows. These cars are about as much fun as you can have for $25,000. Any more would probably be illegal in the lower 48 states. Both of them are powered by a 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder engine that delivers an even 200 horsepower. Drivers can choose between a pair of six-speed transmissions: either manual or automatic, but let’s be honest, you really want three pedals and the ability to shift gears yourself.