17: BMW Z3
The Z3 is one of the smallest BMWs to hit the road, and the Z3 coupe is even more unique-looking. Intelligent design coupled with a naturally aspirated motor makes the Z3 a lethal combination of fun and practicality. Drivers have options like the Mazda Miata but the Z3 is a whole different level of fun. BMW prides itself on creating the ultimate driving machine, and the Z3 could be construed as just that.
When you think of what a sports car should be, the Z3 is the epiphany of that. The stellar driving characteristics give the car a hands-on feeling. Whereas many other sports cars in this price range disappoint, the Z3 absolutely does not. With the prices on these cars remaining fairly reasonable, you can find an excellent Z3 that will be easy to modify.