If you want to look cool while the sun is shining this year, consider one of these top 10 affordable cars to turn yourself into a chick magnet this summer.
Prices are generalised and vary depending on if you buy a used car or a new one and what specification the car comes with.
Counting down the Top 10 – Here we go!
10. Hyundai Veloster.
This is a very unique looking vehicle that most guys would shy away from, but it is cute enough to be a chick magnet. That makes it worth more than the sticker price. It is a 3-door coupe with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and 138 horsepower. $17,000
9. Ford Flex SE.
This vehicle is good for manly men who do manly things. In other words, it's a good ride to your favorite fishing, hunting and camping spots. It will do an equally good job when running family errands. It has a 3.5L V-6 engine and stability and traction control. $29,000
8. Jeep Wrangler Sport.
This long-time favorite from Jeep is as functional as the Ford Flex but carries less people and gear. It is excellent for four wheeling trails and the sides of mountains. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine has 285 horsepower. $23,000
7. Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Hyundai's progress shows in this sporty-looking model that has a 4-cylinder 3.8-liter V-6 turbocharged engine that cranks out 308 horsepower. The stiff track tuned suspension gives it that good sports car feel. $22,250
6. Nissan 370Z.
This is another long-time favorite, especially with fans of sporty cars. As far as affordable cars for men go, it provides more value than most others do. Along with its 332-horsepower 3.7L V-6 engine, it has a 6-speed manual transmission that will get you to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. $31,000
5. Dodge Charger R/T.
The Charger R/T is a 370-horsepower V-8 with an all-wheel drive. This muscle car looks like it means business. $30,000
4. Dodge Challenger SXT.
It's roomy enough to be a family vehicle, but men will know that, deep down, it's really a muscle car. It has a 3.6L V-6 engine and it has stability and traction control. $25,000
3. Chevrolet Camaro SS.
This is another muscle car loved since the '60s and it too is back and bad. It has a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 426 horsepower. $32,000
2. Ford Mustang GT.
This car could have fit into so many places in this list. After the powerful '60s models, the Mustang was a sissy car for a while but not anymore. This GT has a powerful 5.0L V-8 engine with a manual transmission, stability and traction control. It looks as sporty as the early models. $30,000
No 1: BMW 1-Series
This is first choice because if anything is cooler than a bimmer, it's a convertible bimmer. That makes it an easy car for men to be seen in this summer and at around $30,000, it is a reasonably affordable car.
It's a pint-sized version of the BMW's 3 Series. It is compact and best suited for two people, but it will hold two more in the back. The 3.0 turbocharged inline 6 with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission will get you out of town for a weekend getaway in no time. Starts around $31,000
A special thank you to Louis Rix, motoring enthusiast and marketing director at www.netcars.com for submitting this article!