Autometrics: BFTB – Bang For The Buck Spreadsheet

Car 0-60mph Speed Price BFTB
Ford Mustang V6 5.6 $22,145 0.806
Subaru Impreza WRX 5.2 25,495 0.754
Chevrolet Camaro V6 6.0 22,680 0.735
Ford Mustang GT 4.8 29,145 0.715
Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 6.4 23,700 0.659
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R-Spec Coupe 5.9 26,750 0.634
Hyundai Sonata SE 6.5 24,345 0.632
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 5.8 27,695 0.623
Kia Optima SX 6.5 25,995 0.592
Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 6.3 29,730 0.534
Mazda Mazda6 s Grand Touring 6.4 29,320 0.533
Corvette ZR1 3.4 111,100 0.265
Bugatti Veyron 2.5 1,700,000 0.024

Not everyone can afford a supercar or Martin Logan loudspeakers. While we all appreciate state of the art machines, most of us are more interested in best bang for the buck than cost no object when it comes to material things, at least when we’re paying. I was interested in seeing if I could come up with a statistic that could accurately reflect the relationship between performance and price. What I did is multiply the 0-60 time by the MSRP, take the product’s inverse and then multiply by 100,000. I’m calling the stat the BFTB, Bang For The Buck. Courtesy of Forbes and Jalopnik, here’s a list of the quickest 11 cars under $30,000. The Mustang V6, not surprisingly, is the champion. You can download the spreadsheet here.

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2 Responses to Autometrics: BFTB – Bang For The Buck Spreadsheet

  1. Marty Densch says:

    My purchase of a V-6 Mustang last fall is looking better all the time. Mine has upgrade packages so the MSRP was closer to the Accord EX-l and Mazda6, but I’m here to tell ya that it’s the most satisfying 6-cylinder car I’ve ever owned.

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