What alternatives should I consider to a used Mazda MX-5 coupe?
The MX-5 has few traditional rivals, whether as a Convertible or as an RF. The BMW Z4 is a two-seater with a more refined folding metal roof and a more luxuriously appointed dashboard. Earlier cars came with a fantastic six-cylinder engine, which is certainly a step up from the engines in the MX-5.
The Fiat 124 Spider has excellent handling, with a punchier engine than the similar MX-5’s and a more characterful interior. It is quite rare still so used prices may well be high.