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Daihatsu Fellow Max

Tiny Kei cars enjoyed tax and insurance incentives. The Fellow was a great illustration of that concept, sitting at less than 10 feet long and little more than 4 feet wide. The 356 cc engine is smaller than most standard Honda motorcycle engines today, and it wouldn’t see an upgrade until 1976. But it was beloved enough to get a dune buggy version late in its underpowered run.

Austin-Healey Sprite

Only about 11 feet long and 4 feet wide, the Sprite was built to be small enough to keep in a bike shed, but sporty enough to not stay there very long. A 948 cc, 1-liter engine was enough to give it a top speed of about 82 mph and make it a beast on the rally circuit. This convertible — and the similar MG Midget — were also convertibles stylish enough to go bounding down the backroads during a weekend getaway. Related: Luxury Cars Under $50K That Are Totally Worth Owning

The 5 best compact coupes over $40,000

Interestingly, the top eight compact coupes on TrueCar’s list nearly fall in line ranked by price. With the top three under $40,000, the remaining five sit above that price point.

1. 2022 BMW 4 Series 

A TrueCar SMAP of $46,015, nearly identical to BMW’s MSRP, buys a two-door, four-seat BMW 4 Series. Its interior features include premium synthetic cabin materials and dual-zone climate control. Under the hood of the base 4 Series sits the same turbocharged four-cylinder in the 2 Series. 

2. 2022 Audi A5 

The Audi A5, which sells for $45,594, is available as a coupe, hatchback, and convertible. It also comes in three trim levels. Though all options feature premium interior materials throughout the cabin, the new coupe suffers from tight rear seats that could leave passengers feeling cramped. As for power, the A5 Coupe packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder producing 261 hp.

3. 2022 Infiniti Q60 

At $42,612, the Infiniti Q60 is the least expensive among the compact coupes over $40,000. Much like its rivals, the Q60 boasts a beautiful interior but cramped rear seating. However, it pulls ahead of the competition with its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 harnessing 300 hp. 

4. 2022 Lexus RC 

The $45,089 Lexus RC exhibits the most aggressive styling in the over-$40,000 category. It also features premium synthetic interior materials with wood trim and dual-zone climate controls. Meanwhile, its turbocharged inline-four produces 241 hp, delivered to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

5. 2022 Audi S5 

At $56,821, the Audi S5 is the most expensive compact coupe on the list, placing it at number eight. Essentially an upgraded A5, the 2022 S5 features the same premium interior materials, advanced technology, and cramped rear seating. However, upgrades include all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 making 349 hp. 

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