7 sports cars you can drive every day

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Price: $29,265
Mileage: 21 mpg city/28 highway/23 combined

Mazda redesigned its spunky little two-seater for 2015. Launched in the late 1980s, the original MX-5 Miata was a big hit right out of the gate. We fell hard for this roadster because it's a modern, safer, more reliable two-seater than the British roadsters, such as Triumph TRs, Austin Healeys and MGBs, that it successfully imitates, yet it's as much fun to drive. We love that it's rear-wheel-drive and can be thrown into corners. Among the smaller of our picks, Miata is still big enough even for six-footers to be comfortable. Although you can get a soft-top version for about $5,000 less, we recommend the retractable hardtop for its any-weather comfort. Power comes from a 167-horsepower, 2-liter four-cylinder engine. A driver-shiftable, six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels.