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must be a sports car. convertible soft top or hard top

Priorities: Exterior styling / Powertrain performance / Handling / Warranty, maintenance cost / Brand reputation & image

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Convertible

Car Needs: Fun toy

Need minimum of 2 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 50000
Maximum age: 25 years

Maximum price: US $ 15000

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Response from willied

12:02 pm April 15, 2014

I would say the Mustang, but you can't get a newer (aka better) one for under $15k. The Miata would be a good one if you're okay with not having too much power. Good on gas and great handling. You can easily get a relatively new one (around 2008) for under $15k. Maybe an older BMW 3-Series (though that will cost some money to maintain).



I can't think of much else. Hopefully someone else has some good ideas.





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Mazda MX-5 Miata
BMW 3-Series

Response from willied

12:05 pm April 15, 2014

Oh, and there's also the Honda S2000 and Nissan 350Z. I'm not really a fan of the 350Z, though.



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Honda S2000
Nissan 350Z / 370Z

Response from mkaresh

4:02 pm April 16, 2014

I'm not a fan of the Z, and consider both the Mustang and 3-Series to be too large to be sports cars.

You really cannot go wrong with a Miata.

An S2000 is a strong choice if your insurance company's rates for the car aren't cost prohibitive. They often era.

A BMW Z3 / first-gen Z4 and Porsche Boxster are also possibilities, though getting them below $15k will entail middling (or worse) reliability. Our reliability stats for these aren't bad.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata
Honda S2000
BMW Z3

Response from mkaresh

4:03 pm April 16, 2014

What are your impressions of these suggestions? More detail on your likes/dislikes could help narrow the search.

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Response from nasowas

10:22 pm April 21, 2014

There were some great sports cars and convertibles in the last 25 years. Some of which could be below 50000 miles and within the $15000.

What I would like to know is what the member from Kansas wants to do with this car: race it, autocross it, joy ride it , show it on meets and cruises? Put it into daily commute duty?

There ought to be a Porsche Boxter somewhere.

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Porsche Boxster

Response from willied

10:39 am April 22, 2014

A Boxster would be cool, but I can guarantee the maintenance costs on a sub-$15k Boxster are going to be expensive.

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