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Top 10 fastest cars under $15k

For many people, getting a fast car that doesn’t cost a lot is the dream come true. It’s certainly possible with some great cars currently on the market in Australia that have excellent speeds and purchase prices of under $15,000.

Do your research and you can find some great offers on some of the fastest cars around. From Australian models to European brands, there’s a good selection of fast cars that don’t cost more than $15,000.

Here are the top 10 fastest cars for under $15k:

Holden Monaro SV8 V2

Holden are a tried and trusted Australian brand and their cars are both reliable and affordable. The Monaro SV8 V2 is a two door sports coupe that has the advantage of a big V8 engine to the front and rear wheel drive in the back.

When new, the model sold for substantially more but nowadays it’s easy to find one which, still offers you the top speeds but with a much lower price tag.

Mitsubishi Mirage

The safety rating (5 star ANCAP) on the Mitsubishi Mirage has attracted many Australian drivers to this popular model – but did you know that it’s also one of the fastest cars under $15k? It has a 1.2 litre four cylinder engine which still manages to offer good fuel economy.

As well as impressive speeds, this car is packed with features from ABS to stability control and Bluetooth.

Volkswagen Golf GTI VI MY12.5

Volkwagen’s reputation precedes it and the VW Golf has long been a favourite on the Australian market. It’s good value for money and going for a second-hand option means that you could find a Golf with seriously impressive speed for around $15k.

There’s a reason for the VW Golf’s popularity –the combination of speed, safety and practicality make it an ideal option for those wanting the best of all options.

Suzuki Celerio

This micro car shouldn’t be underestimated. If you’re looking for a small car that’s still as speedy as many of the larger models, the Suzuki Celerio may be the best option. It has a 1.0 litre three cylinder engine and is perfect for speedy city trips.

It’s surprisingly spacious inside and is full of high tech features as well as a 254 litre boot.

Hyundai Accent

Ideal for urban use, this is another fast car that’s available for just under $15k. It has a 1.4 litre engine with great power and is a sensible option in terms of fuel economy.

The Accent has a good amount of luggage space and great onboard technology including a 5.0 inch touchscreen display and great handling and suspension.

Subaru Impreza WRX G3 AWD MY10

Essentially a rally car, this is one for those wanting a vehicle that they can use to explore both on and off road. Yet it’s also a model that is suitable for everyday use and works for families needing spacious comfort.

A four door sedan, it’s huge turbo gives it a racing feel and the sleek design is a must have for speed lovers. 

Holden Spark

A tiny vehicle, this is now incredibly popular with first time car owners and younger drivers. Although parents may worry about kids testing out top speeds, it’s a great car designed for busy city driving and nipping around town.

The 1.4 litre engine gives a good fuel economy yet excellent acceleration and the safety features haven’t been overlooked by the clever designers here.

Nissan 350Z Touring Z33

You’ll have to search for this model (which used to sell for around $70k) as it’s a real steal when you see that prices can now be around the $15k mark. It’s got superb power and offers great performance.

The presence can’t be ignored on the roads and it’s noise will make sure it stands out from the crowd wherever it goes!

Honda Jazz

The 1.5 litre four cylinder engine makes this yet another speedy vehicle that comes in at around $15k. It’s one of the most powerful vehicles you’ll find within this price range and also has the benefit of a well designed interior and exterior appearance.

Extra benefits include the folding rear seats to give you extra space as well as a touch screen display offering rear view cameras.

Toyota Yaris

Edging close to the $15k mark, this is a long time favourite for Australians looking for a cheap but fast car. Its reliability comes as part of its excellent reputation and the 1.3 litre four cylinder engine makes it a speedy ride.

There are tonnes of luxury features which come as standard on the Toyota Yaris – from six airbags and electronic stability control, to power windows and bluetooth.

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