These are the most fun cars under $15,000

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Hands down, there’s no funnier car than a fox-bodied Mustang. With 225 hp and around 300 tq or rear-wheel-drive fun, they’re little bits of nostalgia that people usually fondly remember when they made appearances in countless music videos and movies. For kids of the 80s and 90s, these were the fastest affordable cars. It was not uncommon to see 5.0s in the school parking lot throughout the 1990s.

The Mustang fox body was manufactured in large numbers and parts are readily available. They are infinitely customizable. With the right heads, intake, and other small engine bits, these SBF engines can produce some serious horsepower. You can definitely master this chassis, which also adds to the fun. There was no ABS, no traction control. It didn’t even have an airbag until 1990, then there was only one. Drum brakes were the only option on regular production cars, until the 1993 Cobra.

These Mustangs were around before more modern models became the epitome of car and coffee jokes.

This era of Mustang has already bottomed out and is on the rise. Some pristine examples have set records in the six figures. Although it’s getting harder and harder to find good ones for less than $15,000. The market for these is hot right now, and for good reason. Here’s a clean one at a fair price. https://www.carfax.com/vehicle/1FABP44E9KF256516

Plus, who doesn’t love 4-legged wheels? These 10-hole wheels were originally on the pre-1987 GT, which then made their way to the LX.

I’m not sure I agree that there isn’t a single car more fun than the Fox Body. After all, we live in a world that contains the FK8 Civic Type R and a number of drift-prepared Corvettes. Yet none of these cost fifteen thousand dollars – the Fox does.

Submitted by: PrinceGnarls

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