3. Mazda Miata – $24,915
A list of affordable sports cars wouldn’t be complete without the legendary Miata or MX-5. It’s a little roadster with a diminutive four-cylinder engine. However, Miata’s perfect balance, rear-wheel drive, rev-happy engine and precise handling make it a joy to drive. For this reason, they sold over a million of them since introducing it in 1989.
You can find them at an affordable price almost anywhere. Since the power output of the Miata is relatively small, you can engage in some spirited driving down the twisty roads. Yet, you’ll still be under the speed limit and out of trouble.
For those who want something more out of this little convertible, the number of aftermarket companies who offer various bolt-on kits and components is enormous. This makes it easy to affordably personalize your Miata to make it go faster and handle even better.