When you're spending around $40,000, you have plenty of good cars to choose from.
In addition to the cars on this list, we could have easily added the Mazda Miata and the Chevrolet Corvette.
What will help you make up your mind is deciding what kind of driving experience you are looking for.
The most connected and dynamic will come from the Honda S2000 and the two Porsches.
Matching the moves of the Cayman may be close to impossible.
More laid-back but still exciting experiences are available in the Nissan 350Z and Chrysler's Crossfire (related to the previous-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK).
|2008 BMW Z4||2008 Chrysler Crossfire||2008 Honda S2000||2008 Porsche Cayman|
|$36,700Browse Used Listings||$34,735Browse Used Listings||$34,300Browse Used Listings||$49,400Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas Flat 6-cyl|
|2-Door Roadster 3.0i||2-Door Coupe Limited||2-Door Convertible||2-Door Coupe|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Roadster||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Convertible||2 Door Coupe|