- Mar 27, 2005
- Boston, MA, USA
- #Jaguar #XKR, #Saab #9-3, #Toyota #MR2 #Spyder
You really need to decide what you want. Currently, you're comparing AWD luxury sedans, heavy RWD coupes, FWD hatches/wagons, convertible sports cars, and muscle cars. Each category has its ups and downs.
That said, I vote Miata I may be biased now but there was a time when I was wary of something so tiny and impractical. Then I drove one. Seriously, I don't think there's been a single time over the last 9 months or so that I've driven it and haven't smiled. The darn thing makes rush hour traffic fun.
It's also dead reliable, seriously cheap to service and buy parts for, really easy to work on, tons of aftermarket to suit your every need (well, except the need for passengers), gets good mileage, etc.
The one caveat that disqualifies both our roadsters is the "not buzzy at highway speeds" requirement. Mine's bad; yours is worse. Wankels are in another world when it comes to smoothness.
Bah Miatas are heavy.