2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring

Though the Honda S2000 heads towards the shadow of death, I fear no evil -- Mazda still sells the MX-5.

To be completely honest, I'd have opted for the Miata in the first place, as its interior offers shoulder room and storage cubbies the Honda doesn't, and generally feels more usable as a daily driver. In fact, given the reasonable $23,000 price of admission for a base model, I'd be tempted to do so, but I know I'll certainly have use for a back seat in a few years' time.

Like Eric, I can do without a lot of the fanciful features of this Grand Touring model, which commands a $29,310 price tag. A Touring keeps most of my favorite features intact (i.e. manual top, six-speed manual transmission, stiffer suspension), although I do wish the heated seats -- key to enjoying an extended topless season here in frigid Michigan -- were an option on lower trim levels.

Evan McCausland, Web Producer

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