• ted olson Posted: 9/11/2009 3:05pm PDT

    This just made it look so much cheaper to have a midlife crisis

  • cardude Posted: 9/11/2009 3:39pm PDT

    Very useful info. for sports car lovers.

  • sid avatar Siddharth Posted: 9/11/2009 4:17pm PDT

    I own a RX8 and completely agree with the picks you made for this article. A sports car should be about balance, not just power power power.

  • john_v avatar John Posted: 9/11/2009 4:31pm PDT

    But, what about the last generation (and gorgeous) RX-7? Light on its feet, all the benefits you cite for the RX-8, but a purer two-door coupe and not quite as thick through the midsection ....

  • bengt avatar Bengt Posted: 9/11/2009 4:46pm PDT

    Great post with lots of tips from a real enthusiast! I loved the Mister Two -- even now the last one looks racy and contemporary. But it never got enough respect in the U.S.

  • Nelson avatar Nelson Posted: 9/11/2009 5:27pm PDT

    Nice write-up, though I'd contest the 1997-1999 M3 exclusion. I personally know of several that were bought in the $10-14,000 range and are very good autocross/track day cars. Otherwise, pretty near spot-on.

  • James Posted: 9/13/2009 2:22am PDT

    Interesting! Good to know I can have a Porche for less than 10 grands!

  • fb_1168493235 avatar PaulandHolly Posted: 9/15/2009 8:59am PDT

    Thank you to everyone for their insightful comments.
    I was torn about the RX-7 exclusion as well, as it can make a case for being more 'pure' than the RX-8. And the M3, especially the E36 models, was a tough call as well. Those are two that would definitely have made a 7 car list.
    If Supras were not going for stupid money they might have made it in there too, along with the NSX. Sigh. I thought I would get more grief for not having an American car on the list, especially the C5.

  • Lois Toliver Posted: 9/17/2009 2:52pm PDT

    I was breathless reading through your personal picks! Just wanted to try them all. Thanks for your expertise and insights; you've saved many of us valuable time and footsteps.

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  • john smith Posted: 10/26/2010 6:57am PDT

    well, it is really nice. keep writng