Most Fun for $25,000 The MX-5 Miata, on the other hand, exists purely for the joy of driving. Sure, it has a reasonable trunk - and pricier models can be had with a folding hardtop - but at its core, the Miata is a driver's car. It's wonderfully balanced, with an engine t
hat's willing but not overpowering, a gearbox that's one of the best in the business, and handling that makes running an errand an enjoyable experience. There are certainly faster cars, but few are as satisfying.