The $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge

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Performance cars can be fun, but they can also be expensive. We’ve gathered a group that roars but won’t cost a fortune. We set a price cap of $30,000 and put the cars through more rigorous testing than in most of our Challenges. We had our judges join experts from USA Today and “MotorWeek” as well as an in-market shopper to evaluate them. Here’s what they found.


What’s the Best Cheap Speed Car for $30,000?


What the Judges Said


Mileage Results


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2014 Fiat 500 Abarth | 2014 Ford Fiesta ST | 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo | 2014 Kia Forte5 SX | 2014 Nissan Juke NISMO RS | 2014 Scion FR-S | 2015 Subaru WRX | 2015 VW GTI


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