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Buying a sports car? Here are 2 great models to consider

  • Nissan 370Z.

The Nissan 370Z is a 2-door, 2-seater sports car manufactured by Nissan Motor Company.





Highs Great engine response, easy to drive enthusiastically, still cheaper than direct rivals. Lows Dated aesthetics throughout, steering lacks feedback, indifferent shifter action. Verdict The 370Z is an engaging rear-drive, two-seater that is showing its age.


Engine: 3.7L VQ37VHR V6

Transmission: 7-speed Jatco automatic; 6-speed FS6R31A manual

Curb weight: 3,232 lb (1,466 kg)

Body style: 2-door fastback coupé / roadster

Width: 1,850 mm (72.8 in)

Wheelbase: 2,550 mm (100.4 in)


  • Mazda MX-5 Miata.

  • With every generation of its MX-5 Miata, Mazda's goal has been to produce a car that can deliver a pure and enjoyable driving experience. It's easily overachieved that aim with its latest fourth-generation Miata, which has been around since 2016. This is a lightweight two-seat roadster that trumpets the basics of sports car design while offering a just-right amount of modern convenience.


ManufacturerMazda Also called Mazda Roadster (Japan)

Eunos Roadster (Japan)

Mazda MX-5 Miata (North America)

Mazda Miata (North America)Production1989–presentAssemblyJapan: Hiroshima (Hiroshima Plant)Body and chassisClassRoadster, sports car (S)LayoutFront mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive


  • Fun and engaging to drive, even at low speeds

  • One of the most fuel-efficient sports cars you can buy

  • Manual soft top is easy to raise or lower quickly

  • Respectably smooth ride




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