Choosing between the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ is a matter of styling and brand preference, as they’re basically the same vehicle minus a few tweaks like more luxury features available on the Subaru.
While traditionally thought of as muscle cars, the turbocharged four-cylinder versions of the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang offer similar driving thrills, more interior space, and more features for a bit more money.
The Nissan 370Z is old enough to be earning a pension at this point, and is more expensive than the 86.
As far as fun sports cars go, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has long been the last word, and for those looking for an affordable, lightweight, open-top experience, it’s the only option with a new-car warranty.
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