Sometimes the sports car of your dreams is out of your budget, so you have to settle for more affordable cars. When selecting an affordable sports car, most buyers focus on the starting price of the car. However, it is important to get a car with a large selection of aftermarket parts. Such cars are easier to maintain and modify. Today almost any car can be modified, but having access to a range of parts from different companies can make a big difference.
With the massive support of the aftermarket, sourcing auto parts is easier and less expensive. Naturally, brands like Toyota come to mind when you think of easily accessible parts. However, the US auto industry also has its share of heavily supported autos in the aftermarket. If you like American cars, you’re in for a treat. Read on as we look at some affordable American cars with a great selection of aftermarket parts.
10 Ford Mustang 1999-2004
Since the Mustang’s launch in 1964, the sports car has gained a cult following. The fourth generation of the Mustang (1999-2004) featured Ford’s new design language: the “New Edge”. Instead of the smooth lines of older models, the fourth generation Mustang featured wrinkled bodywork, sharp contours, and sharp taillights.
The fourth-generation Mustang has many engine options, including a 4.6-liter modular V8 in the GT and a 5.4-liter DOHC V8 in the 2000 Cobra R. However, you can easily change the Mustang’s engine with options from different manufacturers. performance.
9 Jeep Wrangler 2007-2018
What’s more American than a Jeep? In 2006, the third generation (2007-2018) Jeep Wrangler was produced under the JK code. Currently, the Jeep Wrangler JK is popularly sought after in the used car market due to its unique features. Aside from an iconic rugged design, the Jeep Wrangler JK uses a solid axle suspension.
The classic suspension system sets the Wrangler JK apart from most off-road vehicles. Additionally, Jeep Wrangler JK models built after 2010 are equipped with a standard 4WD system. Many companies like Qudratec and Extreme Terrain have excellent selections of parts for the Jeep Wrangler.
8 2010-2015 Ford Taurus
In 2019, Ford discontinued the full-size Taurus, but it looks like the model is making a comeback. With Ford’s decision to stop selling some SUVs in the US, it’s unlikely the new Taurus will be available in the US. In addition to decent design features, the Ford Taurus is fun to drive.
You would of course need the SHO setting if you want more performance. Despite being discontinued, you can still find plenty of aftermarket parts for the Ford Taurus.
7 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
If you’re interested in classic American cars, you might want to check out the Pontiac Fiero GT. The car has history and is a great collectible. The Pontiac Fiero GT is a mid-engine coupe built on General Motors’ P-body platform. Between 1984 and 1988, the brand produced 370,168 units of the Fiero GT.
However, Pontiac had to discontinue the model due to declining annual sales. The decline in sales of the Fiero can be attributed to issues with safety, reliability, and superior performance. Imagine that. Today the Fiero GT has a strong following with dedicated customizers and collectors.
6 2005-2013 Chevrolet Corvette
The Corvette isn’t usually affordable, but you can get used C6 (2005-2013) models for good bargain prices. While maintaining signature Corvette styling, the C6 generation comes in coupe, convertible and Targa body styles. However, the 2-door coupé style is only available in the Z06 and ZR1 variants.
The Corvette C6 is equipped with refined powertrain options. Some of these options include a 7.0-liter V8 and a 6.0-liter supercharged V8. Additionally, there are some vendors dedicated to providing OEM parts and replacement parts for Corvette models only.
5 2008-2018 Dodge Challenger
Since the Dodge Challenger is a popular choice for race cars, it’s no surprise that it has a variety of aftermarket parts. The third generation Challenger takes many styling cues from the 1970 model.
Among the muscle car’s numerous engine options is a 6.2-liter OHV V8. There is also a supercharged 6.4-liter Demon Hemi OHV V8 from the 2018 model year. Dodge Challenger mods are popular in the tuner community, so replacement parts are easily accessible.
4 2003-2005 Dodge Neon SRT 4
Dodge’s Neon SRT-4 is one of the brand’s best race cars. The Neon SRT-4 is a sporty compact car with a racing history. With its only engine option, the 2003 Neon SRT-4 can produce 230 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. Of course, you can customize the sedan for more power.
Between 2003 and 2005, the Dodge Neon SRT-4 won awards from different automotive magazines in the United States. In 2005, racer Jeff Lepper won the NASA US Touring Car Championship in a Neon SRT-4.
3 1998-2002 Pontiac Firebird
Firebirds are rarely seen, but the car inspires nostalgia for many car enthusiasts. The fourth-generation Pontiac Firebird is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 that produces 350 horsepower. Like a true muscle car, the Firebird has a live rear axle.
The Pontiac Firebird is known for its unique design, and the fourth generation Firebird echoes the styling cues of previous generations. Back in 2000, Pontiac had a WS6 performance package available for its 2001 Firebird Trans Am variant. For $20,000 – $25,000, you can get a 2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
two 2005-2007 Ford Focus
The Ford Focus may be the only hatchback on the list, but it’s every bit as good as the other cars we’ve mentioned. For starters, the Ford Focus drives like a dream. Unfortunately, Ford has communicated its plans to end the Focus model in 2025.
Even with this development, Ford Focus aftermarket parts will continue to be available. As a hatchback, the Ford Focus model has more cargo area than coupes and convertibles. The model is also fuel efficient and comfortable. You can go for the ST finish for more strength and power.
1 Chevrolet Camaro 1993-2002
Another car dominating race tracks and drag strips is the Chevrolet Camaro. As Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Mustang, the Camaro is an icon. The fourth generation Camaro (1993-2002) features timeless design and plenty of power.
Speaking of power, the 1993 Camaro has 275 horsepower and an acceleration time of 5.2 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. Camaro fans are always trying to build custom Camaros, so you can be sure the muscle car has plenty of aftermarket parts.