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2016 Mazda Miata Redesign Packs More Fun, Comfort, Tech

2016 Mazda Miata The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata currently ranks first among affordable sports cars, as test drivers praise its extremely engaging handling, peppy four-cylinder engine and upscale, modern interior. Auto writers reported that the 2015 Miata, which ranked third in the class when it was new, delivers one of the most fun driving experiences of any car on the market, and test drivers say the 2016 Miata continues the trend with exceptionally athletic handling and sharp steering. Additionally, some critics assert that ... continue reading»

Tags: Mazda MX 5 Miata, Affordable Sports Cars, Model News

Great Sports Cars for Summer Fun

Mazda Miata With the snow finally melting away, driving enthusiasts and sunshine lovers turn an eye toward bringing their sports car out of hibernation, or even buying a new sports car. While you might think of a Chevrolet Corvette or a Porsche as the ultimate toy for driving around on a gorgeous Sunday, you don't need a car that starts at $50,000 or more to enjoy the summer sun. Our affordable sports car rankings highlight models that start at less ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Affordable Sports Cars

2013 Scion FR-S Priced at $24,200

Scion announced in a press release that the 2013 Scion FR-S, which is the fifth addition to the Scion lineup, will go on sale this spring with a starting price of $24,200 before destination charges. The base four-seat, rear-wheel drive FR-S has a six-speed manual transmission that’s mated to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Choosing the six-speed manual transmission, which comes with paddle shifters, adds $1,100 to the ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Affordable Sports Cars, Model News, Scion FR S

Test Drive: 2012 Mini JCW Coupe

Every time I got out of the 2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe, I looked back in amazement. It wasn’t the Mini’s thrilling performance that got my attention, but the fact that I was so comfortable inside this diminutive affordable sports car. At 6’1”, I had plenty of leg- and shoulder room, as well as adequate headroom, and most passengers liked the Mini Coupe’s comfortable, supportive seats. However, the interior isn’t all gumdrops and pony ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Affordable Sports Cars, Mini Cooper Coupe

Scion FR-S Revealed

The Scion FR-S affordable sports car was revealed this week, following the recent unveiling of its twin, the Subaru BRZ, which is mechanically and cosmetically identical except for brand-specific badging and interior trim. The FR-S is a rear-wheel drive sports coupe built jointly by Toyota and Subaru. It is powered by a Subaru-sourced boxer engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque to the ground with either a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Subaru, Toyota, Scion, Affordable Sports Cars, Model News, Subaru BRZ, Scion FR S

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