As the old adage goes, speed costs money and your velocity is directly proportional to the size of your bank account. Going fast usually ain’t cheap.
But fret not if you’ve got a thing for speed and are of modest means. Automakers are providing more fleet yet affordable vehicles than ever before. And these modern performance machines are hardly one-trick ponies; many of them handle and look every bit as good as they accelerate.
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You don’t have to bury yourself chin-deep in debt just to enjoy some brisk acceleration. Here are 10 speedy cars that can be had for less than 30 grand.