3. VW Corrado (G60)
The Volkswagen Corrado is not a model younger generations are familiar with. It celebrates the 30th birthday this year, and this may be the right time to purchase this vehicle. The G60 version that was launched in 1991 is not that hard to find, but if the price is slightly above $5,000, you will be able to negotiate with the seller and dial it down a bit. The 1.8-liter under the hood of the car produces 160 hp, and it takes 8.0 seconds for this machine to reach 62 mph, which is not bad at all.