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Sporty Car: Mitsubishi Eclipse
If you want a car that shouts "fun," then you'll love the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse for its curvy styling and road-hugging ride.
Starting at just $18,999, the Mitsubishi Eclipse is one of the most affordable sports cars on the market. It's currently selling at about 15 percent below MSRP on average, according to TrueCar.com. This sleek ride is powered by either a 162-horsepower, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine or a 265-horsepower, 3.8-liter, V-6 engine. All Eclipse models come with air conditioning, MP3 capability, electronic stability control and six air bags.
The upscale GS Sport model, $24,928 MSRP, was added last year and features leather seats, heated front seats and a power driver's seat. Mitsubishi is offering $1,000 cash back or 2.9 percent financing for 48 months on the 2011 Eclipse through Nov. 30.