The 15 Most Tuner-Friendly Cars You Can Buy

Looking to customize your ride? These are some of the best cars to start with.

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When it comes to modifying your car, some models make it easier than others. These are the most tuner-friendly cars out there.

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Subaru Impreza WRX / WRX STI

Ever since Subaru started selling this high-performance Impreza variant in the US, there have been people modifying them. There's a huge aftermarket for these cars—you can go online and buy everything from an oil change kit to a fully-built engine ready to install. with just 4600 miles on it that you can buy right now.

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Toyota Supra (Mk IV)

The Mk IV Supra's legendary reputation was born out of tuner culture. The car's virtually indestructible 2JZ straight-six can take all kinds of turbo boost with ease, solidifying it as one of the most iconic engines of all time. that's already pushing 800 horsepower up for grabs on eBay.

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Nissan Skyline GT-R

The Skyline's tunability began as soon as people started to realize the GT-R's RB26 straight-six engine could take on massive amounts of power without issue. Like Toyota's 2JZ engine made famous in the Supra, the RB26 has a massive amount of aftermarket support. is for sale right now for under $30,000.

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Volkswagen Beetle

The original Beetle has been around for more than half a century, and since so many were built, there's a virtually unlimited amount of ways to customize one to your liking. You can go the dragster route, the Baja bug route, or anything in between. The sky's the limit. can be yours today for under $3000.

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BMW 3-Series (E30)

The E30-generation 3-Series is a wonderful platform for a build. It's light, balanced, and since it's been around for so long, the aftermarket has solved nearly every problem you can imagine with these cars—turbo kits, suspension packages, engine swap kits, and anything else you can think of. you can own right now.

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Ford Mustang

No matter what generation of Mustang you choose to modify, you have a virtually unlimited amount of support to back you up. It's one of the most popular performance cars in the country, with an aftermarket that stretches back more than 50 years. painted in a lovely shade of red you can own today.

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Nissan 240SX

The 240SX's popularity as a drift car means there are plenty of kits, parts, and how-to guides available to make it the best possible car it can be. already has a cage in it, and it's for sale right now.

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Jeep Wrangler

There's a reason most Wranglers you see aren't stock. They're incredibly easy to customize thanks to massive parts support and an ever-growing cult-like fanbase. you can buy right now.

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The Lancer Evolution may be gone from showrooms, but aftermarket support is still as strong as ever. With a solid all-wheel drive system and an engine just begging to be modified, it's the perfect all-weather tuning machine. looks to be in great condition, and you can own it.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata

There's a reason you see so many Miatas at track days and autocross events. They're incredibly fun to drive, and get even more fun once you start slapping go-fast parts onto them. Because it's the most popular roadster on earth, aftermarket support is endless. If you're a fan of Mariner blue, listed on eBay right now.

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Volkswagen Golf/GTI

Of course, if you're more into German cars, the many iterations of Volkswagen Golf built throughout the years have plenty to offer in the way of tuning potential. has under 6500 miles on on the clock, and you can own it.

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Honda Civic

Like the Golf, the Civic has plenty of generations for you to choose from, all of which have tons of available parts and upgrades available, no matter what type of car you're trying to build.

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BMW 335i (E90)

It might seem a little strange to see a mid-range BMW on this list, but in reality, the turbocharged N54 straight-six under the hood of the 335i can handle massive amounts of power without much work. on eBay you can own today.

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You wouldn't necessarily think that Toyota and Subaru working together would create a fun car. Well, it did. The Toyobaru twins are legitimate Miata competitors that were built with the enthusiast in mind. You can't go wrong with either one.
Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ

The Toyota-Subaru twins were built with tuning in mind—with extra space in the engine bay and enlarged exhaust pipe cutouts in the rear bumper, the car can accept all kinds of mods right out of the box. has low miles, and it's for sale right now.

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Any Car With a GM LS Engine

GM's line of LS engines is one of the most versatile on the planet. They're cheap to buy and cheap to run, and because so many cars came with them pre-installed (Corvette, Camaro, Chevy SS), upgrades from third party sources are readily available.

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