Sweet Summer 2-Seaters
No matter how much we love our minivans, praise the practicality of our sedans or appreciate the toughness of our trucks, it’s almost impossible not to feel a twinge of envy when we see a sleek, little 2-seater roll by. We can’t help but wonder what it feels like to have a car that fits like a glove, handles like a dream and looks fast even when it’s standing still. A classic 2-seater defies common sense, practicality, even feasibility; they’re about one thing and one thing only — fun. Let’s check out a few 2-seaters currently on CarSoup.com for under $30K.
**2012 Audi TT Premium Plus Roadster: **The TT doesn’t deliver the kind of performance that would rate it as a pure “sports” car but it is the epitome of a “sporty” car. Don’t get us wrong, the TT delivers plenty of zip and will definitely get your attention off the line and deliver a satisfying experience on the winding byways but it forgoes the harsher ride, spartan interior appointments and precise handling common to many sports cars in favor of a more luxurious, comfortable interior and a smoother ride.
**2008 Chevrolet Corvette: **That “pure sports car” we mentioned a minute ago? This would be that car. The storied history of this entirely American icon is familiar to most car lovers. You want power? This ’08 ‘Vette puts out around 430hp and will take you from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds. We love the look of the 6th generation body style and the ’08 models featured some cool interior upgrades and handling improvements that made this already excellent coupe even better.
**2015 Nissan 370Z Sport Tech: **It’s quite the head turner and a real driver’s kind of car. It really lets you experience the vehicle delivering the goods to the road through the rear wheels. When you slide into the cockpit it actually feels like a cockpit. The 370Z is powerful, sleek and sticks to the road like velcro.
**2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata: **2015 was the last version of the current and very popular version of this delightful little gem. It’s as good looking, affordable and as much a treat to drive as it was when it was first introduced in 1989. There’s something appealing about Miata’s classic feel, its unassuming good looks and the simple, pure fun it delivers. Miata feels elemental and timeless. Zoom-zoom.
**2005 Porsche Boxster S: **You wouldn’t expect to be able to buy this much fun for under $24k. One of he great things about the Boxter is how the classic design defies aging. The ’05 looks a fresh as can be. Interestingly, nearly 80% of this ’05 model was new and many of the improvements were dedicated to driver comfort and convenience. It’s more accommodating for taller drivers and delivers a very smooth ride making it both sporty and enjoyable as a daily driver. It marks the beginning of a more mature, self-assured Boxter and it’s a whole lot of fun.