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Hot rod at heart: Cars for girls who like to drive fast

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Our favorite fast cars

When it comes to fast cars, why should the boys have all the fun? Trade in your tired wheels and add some adrenaline to your daily drive with one of these sexy speedsters. After all, guys aren't the only ones who can turn heads in a hot rod.

2013 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible

Ford Mustang V6 Convertible

Women and Ford Mustangs go together like high heels and horsepower. Don't take our word for it. Check out the 2013 Ford Mustang that was entirely built by women for the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. More than 40 women from the automotive industry worked together to design and asssemble this customized Mustang, appropriately named High Gear.

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Did somebody say zoom-zoom? If you've never driven a Mazda MX-5 Miata, do yourself a favor and schedule a test-drive, pronto. There's nothing in the world like cruising in a Miata — top down, wind in your hair, adventure ahead. With its affordable price and smart design, it's no surprise the Miata is the world's most popular two-seat sports car.

2013 Nissan 370Z

Nissan 370Z

The New York Daily News recently picked the Nissan 370Z as its top pick for sports cars for women. What makes it ideal for the ladies? Its stunning good looks, "athletic" handling and excellent value all helped to boost it to the No. 1 spot.

2013 Audi TT

Audi TT

According to the VroomGirls.com, the Audi TT is fast — really fast.

In their words, the sexy Audi TT Coupe is a luxe "speedster that will leave you grinning from ear to ear."

If you're ready to splurge on a sports car, the Audi TT's sleek style, heady power and luxurious interior make it a tempting choice.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

Why is the Chevy Camaro consistently one of the most popular sports cars? It could be its sexy style, serious horsepower (323-horsepower V6 or 426-horsepower V8) or maybe its starting price of $23,345. Did we mention it also gets 30 mpg on the highway?

BMW Z4

BMW Z4

If you want to go all out, consider the BMW Z4. This luxury sports car delivers all the fun of a roadster with the ultimate driving experience of a BMW. A power-retractable hardtop roof, ample legroom and roomy trunk are all indulgences you won't find in most two-seat roadsters.

Expert tip:

Christina Selter, editor of HerHighway.com, cautions against buying a sports car on impulse.

"You are going to keep this car for 7+ years, so make sure it is going to fit your lifestyle."

If kids are in the future, you might want to go for a crossover instead.

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