3. Chevrolet Camaro -- $23,345
Chevy sells a pretty popular model in the ponycar segment; perhaps you’ve heard of it. Camaro is the bow-tie’s affordable hooligan, and it’s happy to smoke its tires clear across any unsuspecting parking lot. Buyers can opt for an efficient V6 engine, a naturally aspirated Small Block or even a supercharged V8 in the Camaro ZL1. A full complement of transmissions is also available: read automatic AND manual, plus the car is even offered as a convertible. Other than better outward visibility in the coupe model what more could you want?