10. 1999 to 2004 Ford Mustang GT: $2800 – $4500
Of course, when it comes to finding killer deals in muscle cars and sports cars that will set you back no more than $5k, the best cars will be those from model years of yesteryear… Which brings us to one of the most iconic of American muscle cars of all time, the mighty Ford Mustang. Yep, you can find a very nice 1999-2004 Ford Mustang GT that will cost you from $2800 to $4500. Its stock 4.6-liter V8 engine pumps out 260 horsepower.
9. 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged: $2000 – $4000
I kind of think that Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged is a forgotten American sports car. However, this sport compact car is a sweet and fun front-wheel-drive car that will cost you from $2k to $4k if you look for model years 2005-2007. Beneath its hood beats a supercharged 2.0-liter engine, a naturally aspirated 1SS engine, or a 2.4-liter engine. Depending upon which model year and engine you snatch up, you could end up with a 171HP, a 205HP, or a 260HP lil’ sports car. Pretty cool for the price, eh?
8. 1998 to 2004 VW Golf GTI: $3000 – $4000
How does a small family hatchback of a German sports car with either a 1.8-liter tuurbocharged I-4 engine or a 2.8-liter V6 engine for less than $4000 sound to you? Yeah, epic, right? This lil sporty hatchback has a sweet 0 to 60 mile per hour time of 6.0 seconds. Oh, and do not forget to check out the flames that the VW Golf GTI spits out in the video at the end of this list.