5th place Scion TC

The youngest member of the list by far, Scion's tC quickly established itself as a fun, tunable ride that's here to stay. Considered by many to be the successor of the Toyota Celica, the sporty coupe benefits from Scion's extensive catalog of in-house upgrades. But it's the aftermarket mods that bring the thunder to this car. While you're likely to see plenty of ridiculously overdone tCs at car shows, its 2.5-liter DOHC 16V has more than its share of potential. Relatively cheap!

4th place for Toyota Supra

The combination of the twin turbo 2JZ-GTE powerplant and Getrag 6-speed transmission is so insanely robust that it can handle horsepower figures reserved for million dollar hypercars — without any extensive modification. The engine's iron block, forged rotating assembly, and low compression pistons can handle 700 horsepower at the wheels pretty reliably, with the upper limit on the stock engine block being a hair under 900 wheel horsepower. Let's put that into perspective:

From the factory, the 2JZ-GTE engine produced around 300 horsepower at the wheels (320 HP at the crank, but most reports say that number is underrated, at the very least). How much would a reliable performance shop charge to get your Supra an extra 400 horsepower at the wheels? Around $15k - $20k.This amazing car deserve 4th place, not that the other two are better, but because it is relatively expensive !

3rd place Acura Integra

Before its name changed to RSX, the third-generation Acura Integra might have been one of the most commonly misrepresented cars of all time—lots of kids who owned regular Integras slapped on Type R stickers. All versions, from the base model to the screaming GSR, are solid platforms worthy of modification. But if you can find a true Type R edition, jump on it. These radically altered, high-performance versions are hotly coveted—for good reason. Even so, there are countless examples of other Integra types done right, and many are still running strong.

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The German import, both hated and loved. The Golf GTI

First it was the Rabbit, then the Golf. Then it was the Rabbit again. Whatever you decide to call it, Volkswagen's sporty version of its quirky hatchback has been a favorite among backyard and professional tuners for years. With a number of solid powerplants that have included the torquey, bulletproof 8-valve engine, the more technical 16-valve and throaty VR6, this car hit its peak with generation IV's introduction of a turbocharged 1.8-liter. Though the brand has never benefited from an in-house tuner, its aftermarket community and online following are among the strongest on the sport-compact scene.

Gay or not! The Civic is the king of domestic tuning!

Though it was not offered with a powerful engine until later Si versions, the Honda Civic still manages to be king of the sport compact tuner world. Just about every tuner company (even Honda's Mugen division) offers some sort of Civic upgrade, but the car is best known for its consistently light weight and its ability to swallow up any number of higher-displacement Honda engine swaps (a favorite is a mashup of the CR-V and RSX engines). You never know what could be lurking under a Civic's hood, so have a look before you race for pinks!


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