6: Mazda Miata
With a little bit of ingenuity, the Miata can destroy a Nissan Z fairly easily. The Miata is a lightweight roadster, but you already knew that. But did you know that pricing on the Miata is cheaper than it has ever been? The Miata is built for the driver, and this tiny roadster hugs corners like you wouldn’t believe. Mazda designed the Miata from the ground up decades ago, and it has held the test of time (via Auto Evolution).
You can find a late 1990s early 2000s example of the Miata for a fantastic price. The build quality is top-notch, especially when you compare it to other roadsters from this era. The Miata is an excellent overall value for the price. There are very few sports cars that you can get for the price of a Miata that will perform as well as it does.