8. 2015 Scion FR-S
The FR-S has been a can’t miss on this list since it debuted back in 2012, but as we head into 2015, however, it has slid slightly. That said, with a base price of just $25,670, it still has a place in the top-10 list of car under $30k. For this low price, you get a 20-horsepower four-cylinder engine, a slick six-speed manual gearbox, a sporty look, and a 0-tp-60 time of 6.5 seconds. You can also get the automatic transmission and remain under the $30k mark, but that drains a lot of the fun from this car.