Sports Car
Buying Guide

Photo of a sports car being driven on an open road.
Photo: Porsche
Sports Car Buying Guide

Getting Started

The sports car category ranges from models that merely have sporty styling or appearance packages to full-on performance-focused coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, and roadsters that can accelerate briskly and tackle corners with agility and sure-footed competence. Often, the high-performance quotient comes at the price of a hard, noisy ride and limited passenger or cargo space. Compromises are common, but these cars exist primarily to entertain the driver.