10 Affordable American Cars That Have A Huge Selection Of Aftermarket Parts
Sometimes your dream sports car is out of your budget, so you have to settle for more affordable cars. When selecting an affordable sports car, most buyers focus on the car’s initial price. However, it is important to get a car with a wide selection of spare parts. These cars are easier to maintain and modify. Almost any car today can be modified, but having access to a range of spare parts from different companies can make a huge difference.
With massive aftermarket support, sourcing auto parts is easier and cheaper. Naturally, brands like Toyota come to mind when you think of easily accessible replacement parts. However, the American auto industry also has its share of cars with excellent aftermarket support. If you like American cars, you’re in for a treat. Read on as we take a look at some affordable American cars with a huge selection of aftermarket parts.
ten Ford Mustang 1999-2004
Since the release of the Mustang in 1964, the sports car has become cult. The fourth generation of the Mustang (1999-2004) featured Ford’s new design language, the “New Edge”. Instead of the smooth lines of older models, the fourth generation of the Mustang featured crinkled bodywork, sharp contours and edgy taillights.
The fourth-generation Mustang offers many engine options, including a 4.6-liter modular V8 in the GT and a 5.4-liter DOHC V8 in the 2000 Cobra R. However, you can easily change the engine from the Mustang with options from different performance companies.
9 Jeep Wrangler 2007-2018
What’s more American than a Jeep? In 2006, the third generation of Jeep Wrangler (2007-2018) was produced under the code JK. Currently, the Jeep Wrangler JK is highly sought after in the used car market due to its unique features. Along with an iconic rugged design, the Jeep Wrangler JK uses solid axle suspension.
The classic suspension system sets the Wrangler JK apart from most off-road vehicles. Additionally, Jeep Wrangler JK models built after 2010 are equipped with a standard 4WD system. Many companies like Quratec and Extreme Terrain offer large selections of spare parts for the Jeep Wrangler.
8 Ford Taurus 2010-2015
In 2019, Ford discontinued the full-size Taurus, but it looks like the model is making a comeback. With Ford’s decision to stop selling certain SUVs in the United States, the new Taurus is unlikely to be available in the United States. Along with decent design features, the Ford Taurus is fun to drive.
Of course, you would need the SHO trim if you want more performance. Despite the discontinuation of production, you can still find many spare parts for the Ford Taurus.
seven 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
If you’re interested in classic American cars, you might want to take a look at the Pontiac Fiero GT. The car has a history and is a great collector’s item. The Pontiac Fiero GT is a mid-engined coupe built on General Motors’ P-body platform. Between 1984 and 1988, the brand produced 370,168 units of the Fiero GT.
However, Pontiac had to discontinue the model due to declining annual sales. The decline in sales of the Fiero can be attributed to security, reliability and overperformance issues. Imagine that. Today, the Fiero GT is a huge hit with dedicated customizers and collectors.
6 Chevrolet Corvette 2005-2013
The Corvette is generally not affordable, but you can get used C6 (2005-2013) models at bargain prices. While retaining the signature Corvette styling, the C6 generation is available in Coupe, Convertible, and Targa body styles. However, the 2-door coupé styling is only available on the Z06 and ZR1 variants.
The Corvette C6 is equipped with refined powertrain options. Some of those options include a 7.0-liter V8 and a supercharged 6.0-liter V8. Additionally, a few vendors are dedicated to supplying OEM replacement parts and aftermarket parts for Corvette models only.
5 Dodge Challenger 2008-2018
Since the Dodge Challenger is a popular race car choice, it’s no surprise that it has a variety of aftermarket parts. The third-generation Challenger carries many styling cues from the 1970 model.
Among the muscle car’s many engine options is a 6.2-liter OHV V8. There’s also a 6.4-liter Demon Hemi OHV supercharged V8 from the 2018 model. Dodge Challenger mods are popular in the tuning community, so spares are readily available.
4 2003-2005 Dodge Neon SRT 4
Dodge’s Neon SRT-4 is one of the brand’s best race cars. The Neon SRT-4 is a sporty compact car with a racing history. With its engine option alone, the 2003 Neon SRT-4 can produce 230 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque. Of course, you can customize the sedan to get more power.
Between 2003 and 2005, the Dodge Neon SRT-4 won awards from different automotive magazines in the United States. In 2005, racing driver Jeff Lepper won the NASA American Touring Car Championship in a Neon SRT-4.
3 Pontiac Firebird 1998-2002
Firebirds are rarely seen, but the car inspires nostalgia for many car enthusiasts. The fourth-generation Pontiac Firebird is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 developing 350 horsepower. Like a real muscle car, the Firebird has a dynamic rear axle.
The Pontiac Firebird is known for its unique design and the fourth generation Firebird echoes styling cues from previous generations. In 2000, Pontiac had a WS6 performance package available for its 2001 Firebird Trans Am variant. With $20,000 to $25,000 you can get a 2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.
2 Ford Focus 2005-2007
The Ford Focus may be the only hatchback on the list, but it’s just as good as the other cars we’ve mentioned. For starters, the Ford Focus drives like a dream. Unfortunately, Ford communicated its plans to kill the Focus model in 2025.
Even with this development, spare parts for the Ford Focus will still be readily available. As a sedan, the Ford Focus model has more cargo space than coupes and convertibles. The model is also fuel efficient and comfortable. You can opt for the ST finish for more punch and power.
1 Chevrolet Camaro 1993-2002
Another car that dominates race tracks and drag strips is the Chevrolet Camaro. As Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Mustang, the Camaro is an icon. The fourth generation of the Camaro (1993-2002) features timeless design and great power.
Speaking of power, the 1993 Camaro has 275 horsepower and a 5.2 second 0-60 mph acceleration time. Camaro fans are always trying to build custom Camaros, so you can rest assured that the muscle car has plenty of aftermarket parts.