When you think about fast cars, you’re probably imagining a Ferrari or a similar purpose built machine that can reach ridiculous speeds in a very short time frame. One great thing about fast cars is that they are not always synonymous with high price tags. You can definitely find a fast car that is also affordable, and in most cases good looking. You don’t need to spend a fortune in order to have a car that delivers great performance, and has that extra punch when you start pushing it hard. Here are just some examples of cars that you can buy at a reasonably affordable price, that will also give you an adrenaline rush every time you punch the gas pedal.

2016 Cadillac ATS
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The 2016 Cadillac ATS is one of the better cars Cadillac released in recent years. This time around, they created something that is actually on par with their European competition. This sedan comes with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that produces incredible 272 horsepower, while it also features all wheel drive. The price is more than competitive, starting with $36,240 for more basic models.