Mazda Miata has arrived in 1989 and it is the affordable fun machine and it was built to set in everything till date. Miata is a really great cheap fun-to-drive car and most people love it for that reason, but all have the personal preference so there are people who don’t like Miata.

Here are 8 alternatives to Mazda Miata if you really don’t impressed with Mazda Miata.

1- Fiat 124

Fiat 124

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Fiat 124 is similar to Mazda Miata or it is not wrong to say that Fiat 124 is underneath Miata with the same chassis and built in Japan too but with Italian body and more power. These both cars use the same unibody, have same wheelbase and suspension structure. Fiat is using 1.4-litre turbo and 2.0 naturally aspirated engines which produce 138 bhp and 158 bhp power as well.

2- Porsche Boxster S 986

Porsche Boxster S 986

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2003-04 Porsche S Boxster is still a great buy without any excuses. These Boxsters now you can find at the affordable price like new Miata. People who buy the cars like Mazda Miata probably never think about buying the Porsche, but Boxster 986 offers such a great performance and mid-engined handling at Miata price tag. This two-seat convertible sports machine sounds amazing and can be reliable with the right maintenance and you will feel great that you drive Porsche which was your dream.

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3- Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise

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lotus is known for lightweight, low-cost cars with great performance and power, and Lotus Elise is the best example of it. This British built machine is really fun to drive like Japanese Miata with spending minimum bucks on it. The car is using aluminum chassis and lightweight composite body which making Elise the perfect basics sports car in all way. It has fantastic driving experience and stunning grip, which make Elise the best alternative of Mazda Miata.

4- Toyota MR2

Toyota MR2

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If you don’t find Miata or want to get one, then Toyota MR2 is logically best choice. This car is well engineered and it is not wrong to say that it is a masterpiece. It has excellent handling and mid-engined layout and well-powered machine to be great fun. MR2 excite the true sports car enthusiasts and fun to drive at affordable cost with Toyota’s reliability.

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5- BMW Z4

BMW Z4

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Want luxury on wheels? Go for BMW Z4. Of course, BMW Z4 is the higher price than Miata but its turbocharged engine give great fun driving experience. New Z4 priced nearly double of Mazda Miata, but you can get used Z4 online or offline. Z4 has balanced comfort and sportiness with good handling and ride control. For the best experience of the fun drive with luxury, get 4-cylinder with manual transmission Z4.

6- Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ

Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ

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BRZ, 86 or Scion FR-S are the fantastic alternatives of the Miata. These 3 cars looking similar and nearly have the similar experience, and you get used one under $10k. These cars are modern sports cars which are focused on fun and great steering experience. The affordable and nimble performance with delightful handling making them one of the best choices.

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7- Nissan 350Z

Nissan 350Z

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Another affordable ultimate machine is Nissan 350Z. This car has non-aged design and still looking fresh. 350Z got excellent performance, terrific control and amazing styling all over, in and out. 350Z is a sweet sounding V6 car and have great value and never been fail to satisfy your enthusiasm. As like 350Z, Nissan 370Z also a good choice and it is upgraded version of 350Z.

8- Honda S2000

Honda S2000

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This list can’t complete without Honda S2000. This car is a modern classic with remarkable engine and suspension for really fulfill your enthusiasm. The upside of the low-torque engine is a relatively light clutch that makes driving in traffic a breeze. Fortunately, the engineers picked low enough ratios for the first three gears to compensate and pulling away or trolling along is fairly effortless. S2000 comes with great drive fun and Honda’s reliability, so it never disappoints you.