Family cars to replace your sports car
Coming to grips with abandoning a sports car in favor of a more sensible sedan is as common as adding a family member or changing jobs. Bankrate put together a list of the seven best small and medium sedans for sports-car owners to lessen the pain.
These are four-door cars that will help ease the transition from a go-fast car to a people hauler. Will they make you forget that Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan Z or Ford Mustang GT? Nope, but they will make leaving them behind a little easier.
Because making the change from sporty to functional often signals the need to carry more people, Bankrate only considered four-door sedans earning a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Otherwise, the only other qualifiers Bankrate used were that each pick must retail for less than $30,000 and be fun to drive.
Fuel economy didn't really influence the picks, but the EPA estimates that all deliver gas mileage above 20 mpg.
Prices are for the specific sedans chosen and don't include delivery charges, but they do include power windows, power door locks, power outboard mirrors, trip computers, air conditioning and at least six air bags.
Check out car loan rates at Bankrate.com.