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7 most popular tuner cars for gear heads

Subaru Impreza WRX sedan or hatchback
Subaru Impreza WRX sedan or hatchback
  • Price: $26,565

Tuners usually shortcut the name of this Subaru to just "WRX." Setting it apart from most other popular tuner cars is its all-wheel drive. Considering its high level of performance and AWD, its affordable base price makes it a bargain.

"What brought the WRX to life for many tuners were all of its rally race posters that seemed to be everywhere," Gonzalez says. "It's not a difficult car to modify with a wide range of kits from larger turbochargers to tighter suspension setups."

Percolating under the hood is a 265-horsepower, 2.5-liter, horizontally opposed, turbocharged four-cylinder engine bolted to a five-speed manual transmission. The engine's flat design provides a lower center of gravity for better handling. Those willing to spend an extra $8,500 can step up to the WRX STI with its 305-horsepower, turbocharged engine.

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