Fastest Cars Under $25,000
2008 Hyundai Sonata SE0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds
The unassuming 2008 Hyundai Sonata SE can get up and go. With its 3.3-liter V6 engine, it can do 0 to 60 mph in a quick 6.9 seconds. The car produces 234 horsepower and 226 pound-feet of torque. The manual SE model starts at around $19,570.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta GLI0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds
Starting at $24,300, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI can do 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Plus, a best-in-class interior means you can zip around in comfort and style.
2008 Honda Civic Si Coupe0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds
The 2008 Honda Civic Si Coupe has an MSRP of $21,110 and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds -- 1 second faster than the standard Civic coupe. The Si features a 197-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. With a sporty exhaust note, a rear spoiler and 17-inch wheels, this car sounds fast, looks fast, and moves fast.
2008 MINI Cooper S0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds
For close to $21,200 the 2008 Mini Cooper S offers stylish looks, great handling, and plenty of power with a 0 to 60 time of 6.2 seconds. Under the hood is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine which produces an impressive 172 horsepower, making the Mini the little car that can ... blow you away.
2008 Dodge Caliber SRT40-60 mph in 5.9 seconds
Those who say a wagon can't be fast haven't met the 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4. It can do 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, and its 2.4-liter turbocharged engine is just 15 horses shy of running with a 2008 Ford Mustang GT. That's right: the Caliber SRT4 has 285 horsepower at its disposal. Even better, it starts at $22,435.
2008 MazdaSpeed30-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
The 2008 MazdaSpeed3 is a bad boy hatchback that can do 0 to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds, making it the quickest on our list. Not bad for a car that costs close to $22,340 and comes with a sport-tuned suspension, performance brakes, and sporty exterior styling. Under the hood is a 2.3-liter engine that makes 263 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Zoom zoom, indeed.