Fast cars under 10000 dollars are difficult to find, but not impossible. You will have to definitely look at used cars because most new cars cost anywhere from $12,000 to $20,000 dollars. There are only a handful of new cars under 10,000 dollars. The only new cars that are under $10,000 are the 2010 base model Hyundai Accent and Nissan Versa. Unfortunately, these two cars aren't very fast. The 2010 Nissan Versa comes with only 107 horsepower and the 2010 Hyundai Accent boasts an equally unimpressive horsepower of 110. If you want a fast car, you should be looking at one that has 200 to 300 horsepower. Keep in mind that horsepower not only affects speed, but also acceleration. So if getting a head start at the traffic lights is what you want, you should pay close attention to a car's horsepower. It is also important to pay attention to the torque of the car, which gives you more turning power in the engine. This allows you to easily go up a hill or overtake a competing car. Below, I will show you some used fast cars that are under $10,000.

Cheap Fast Cars

Nissan 300 ZX 

The first I recommend that you look at is the Nissan 300 ZX. The 300 ZX was sold in the United States from 1984 to 1996. For the twin turbo mode, the 300 ZX came with 300 horsepower and with the naturally aspirated model, it came with 222 horsepower. When it was first released, it became an instant bestseller and won many awards, including "Design of the Year" and "One of the Ten Best Cars in the World." The Z-car series reached one million in sales and is the best-selling sports car of all-time. Nowadays, you can find a used one for a couple thousand dollars. Typically, you can expect to see some scratches and dents. The car may also need minor repairs depending on its age and condition.

Toyota MR2 Coupe

Another cheap fast car that I recommend you check out is the Toyota MR2 Coupe, a two-seated sports car that was produced from 1990 to 1996. It comes with a 200 horsepower engine, which sits at the back of the car. During the 90's, the Toyota MR2 was referred to as a "poor man's Ferrari," due to its striking resemblance to the Ferrari 348 and Ferrari F355. Nevertheless, it is an affordable and beautiful looking car that is wicked fast. 

Mitsubishi 3000GT

The Mitsubishi 3000GT is another cheap fast car, and in my opinion, the best-looking. It is a two-door sports car that was produced from 1990 to 2001 and was sold by Chrysler in the United States. It runs on a DOHC 24v V6 engine and is powered by 220 horsepower. The car also comes with four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and active aerodynamics. The 3000GT is not an easy car to find and there are only a couple hundred being sold across the United States. However, if you do some research you should be able to find one or two being sold near you. 

How to Find Fast Cars under $10,000

Now that you know some cheap fast cars, you have to find them. The fastest and easiest way to find used cars is by searching on the Internet. There are tons of auto repo sites that auction off used cars that have been taken from away from their previous owners because they failed to make their monthly payments. Due to the poor economy, there is a larger variety of good cars than ever before! A lot of auto repo sites allow you to input the type of car, and also your current location so that you can check it out before you buy. Another strategy is to visit your local car shop. A lot of these places will have used cars for sale. If you bring cash, you may be able to foster a deal and get your dream car at an even cheaper price.

If you follow the tips above, you should have no trouble finding a fast car under 10,000 dollars.