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Rivals

Mazda MX-5

4.4 out of 5 4.4

The Mazda MX-5 has been on sale since March 1990 in the UK but hit roads in Japan in 1989. Since then, over a million examples have been sold - making it the world's most popular two-seater sportscar, known as the Mazda Miata in some markets too. This review is all about the fourth-generation model, also known as the MX-5 Mk4 or MX-5 ND, which... read more

PROS

  • Fun to drive at all speeds
  • Both engines are great
  • Slick manual gear change
  • Sharp, modern design

CONS

  • Cabin feels cramped for tall drivers
  • Lacks storage spaces inside
  • Fiddly steering-wheel buttons
  • Not the easiest to get in and out of

Toyota GT86

4.2 out of 5 4.2

Lightweight, fun-to-drive and relatively inexpensive, the Toyota GT86 coupe is a car its maker hopes will tempt performance car enthusiasts back to the brand. Developed in conjunction with the visually and mechanically (almost) identical Subaru BRZ, the rear-wheel drive Toyota is aimed squarely at the likes of the Audi TT Coupe, BMW 2 Series Coupe... read more

PROS

  • Great to drive
  • Strong engine
  • Surprisingly comfortable
  • Generously equipped

CONS

  • Not especially economical
  • Rear seats are cramped
  • Doesn't feel as fast as it looks
  • Few personalisation options

MINI Convertible

4.3 out of 5 4.3

If the regular MINI Hatch isn’t fun and vibrant enough, the MINI Convertible should do the trick. By lopping the roof off, customers can enjoy the usual MINI keen driving experience with added sun and wind-in-the-hair thrills (and probably a bit of rain, too). Direct rivals for the MINI Convertible are few and far between, though. The likes of the... read more

PROS

  • Eager handling
  • Versatile electric roof
  • Space for four (just)
  • Cheap to run
  • Interior quality

CONS

  • Firm ride
  • Wind noise at motorway speed
  • Rear visibility restricted
  • Small boot
  • Rivals are cheaper

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