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 |  Aug 02 2013, 10:32 AM

10. Volkswagen GTI

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It isn’t even close to being the most powerful car in its segment, but that’s done little to deter the blitzkrieg of buyers intent on owning a GTI. They’re stylish, they handle well and with a hatchback to boot, they’re even practical.

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The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers 200 hp and buyers can choose between either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual clutch transmission. Even the larger five-door models stat under the $30,000 mark, but the base price is $24,995 including delivery.

  • Ag3nt007

    Such a biased list, where’s the Genesis Coupe?

  • Honest Abe

    You mean where is the car with one of the worst manual transmissions you can buy?

  • Simon J

    The Veloster Turbo should be here too! What an awesome car!!!

  • Zane

    Long live the Fairlady!

  • red318is

    That is a MINI Cooper Convertible pictured not a Roadster. The Roadster doesn’t have backseats.

  • rebelyell22

    FWD and sloooooooow

  • Joe

    Lol. But the Mini Cooper S is alright for you rebelyell22?

  • reaj

    Genesis coupe should certainly be on this list. Best looking car under 30k and Awesome turbo with easy mods avail to put it over 300 whp 330 wtq

  • reaj

    Also the mini and the fiat are straight ridiculous cars for a man. And the 370z should be on this list at all. Go try to find one at the dealership for less then 30k that is bull and it won’t happen.

  • Mike

    I love the 370z, but saying you can get it under $30k isn’t very realistic. Also, it should be a sin to put a Fiat above the BRZ/FR-S

  • Alfie

    It’s just technically priced at under $30k, meaning it IS possible to get one for that… well… before deliver. So no, it’s not possible.

  • Robby G

    I think the Genesis is more of a chick car than the MINI or Fiat. Every time I see one there’s a girl driving it.

  • yapehrh

    Mini Roadster looks really nice. Neighbors have mulitple minis. Problem is you can tell its them, seconds after they start the car not even looking out the window. Also, the 28k base price for a decent build with the S is just asking to go over 30K. I simply hate when that happens and the monthly payment spikes because of it.

  • Gordon Murray

    McLaren F1!!

  • Gordon Murray

    You can buy an F1 for just $20,000-$25,000.

  • Viva_Astronzo

    Get in one with a 6 speed sometime.

  • Viva_Astronzo

    You just have to know how to use it.