Because you don't have to pay for a sports car, here are 11 relatively affordable sports cars that are priced under $35,000.

Honda Civic Si

Less radical than the Type R, the Civic Si remains a true sports car thanks to its 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In addition, its rear spoiler will perfectly match your cap that you will wear upside down. Price: $28,890

Nissan 370Z

Even though it has been produced since 2009 and its interior is now out-dated, its sporting qualities remain. Its 3.7L V6 delivers 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. But be careful, its price rises quickly, especially if you opt for the convertible version. Price: 29 998$

Chevrolet Camaro

Of course, with a budget of less than $35,000, you can't brag about having a V8 under the hood. At this price, you'll have to settle for the version equipped with the four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. Price: $31,595

Mazda MX-5

A true go-kart, the MX-5 is the car on this list that provides the purest driving sensations. Far from being the most powerful with 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet, it takes turns like no other. A version with a hardtop, called RF, is now available. Let's not forget either it’s almost twin, the Fiat 124 Spider, with which it shares its platform. Price: $31,900

Ford Focus ST

We all dream of the Focus RS all-wheel drive, but very few can afford it. More accessible, the ST is a compromise to consider with its 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft.  Price: $29,806

Toyota 86

After the Scion brand died out, some models were transferred to Toyota's catalogue, such as the 86, which was then called FRS. As the twin of the Subaru BRZ, its sporting abilities are undeniable despite its shy 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft. Price: $31,794

Fiat 500 Abarth

The most affordable car on this list, the Fiat 500 Abarth is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft. Price: $23,495

Subaru WRX

It's not the STI, but with its legendary 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of four-cylinder Boxer engine, it knows how to defend itself very well. Its all-wheel drive is undoubtedly its greatest quality. Price: $31,760

Dodge Challenger

With a budget of less than $35,000, it is obvious that you will not be driving a Challenger Hellcat and even less a Demon. However, the entry-level Challenger is powered by a 3.6L V6 that still develops 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft. Price: $32,595

Ford Mustang

With a budget of less than $35,000, we can afford a good part of the Mustang range: V6 coupe or convertible, EcoBoost coupé and GT coupé. At $34,285, the Mustang GT is the only car on the list to be powered by a V8 (435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft). Price: $24,532

Volkswagen GTI

Although it is less efficient than the Golf R, the GTI is a real hot hatch. Its 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 210 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. On the province's most winding roads, it is particularly popular. Price: $29,495