It would be easy to list a bunch of supercars costing $1 million or more and call them the “world’s finest automobiles,” but it is much more interesting to the average reader to take a look at cars that are true standouts above all the rest in their own segments. These 10 cars, priced from $25,000 all the way up to $1.6 million, are the best choices on the market when compared with similar models.
There was a golden age in the world of inexpensive, finely honed RWD sport coupes that took place during the 1980s and 1990s, but has been all but lost today as cars trend toward heavier, more complex and more expensive. The Scion FR-S and its close cousin the Subaru BRZ bring Porsche-grade handling for around $25k, making the best use of 200 horsepower thanks to a feather-light curb weight. After an initial strong sales run, the car's popularity has slipped a bit, making finding one at a more affordable price an enticing proposition.