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Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when thereâ€™s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadsterâ€™s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put â€˜em on display here at the New York Auto Show.
How do you make an already sporty car even more entertaining? Aside from adding a double-shot of extra horsepower under the hood you can do some other stuff, like cutting the roof off. Toyota has taken a giant can opener to the top of its iconic GT86 sportscar to create the FT86 Open Concept.
Crossovers and family sedans make up a huge part of the automotive market. These sensible, everyday vehicles are safe, spacious and efficient; in short theyâ€™re perfect for families, be them planned orâ€¦ not. But for all their merits these cars are about as much fun as counting grains of sugar in a five-pound bag.
Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars
Lawmakers in Washington D.C. and California are armed with a legislative battleaxe and theyâ€™re bringing it to bear against the automotive industry. Fuel-economy regulations are hitting like a war hammer, disrupting the market and crushing carmakers. In a mad dash to meet upcoming CAFE standards manufacturers are dramatically shifting their product offerings. Downsized vehicles, hybrid drivetrains and diesel engines are some of the tools in their defensive arsenals.
One unfortunate victim of this efficiency stampede is rear-wheel drive. Slowly but surely over the last 30 years automakers have made the switch to front-drive, a layout thatâ€™s more economical in a number of ways. But not everyone is content driving a Nissan Sentra, or getting by in a minivan. For enthusiasts that care about performance rear-wheel drive is king, but itâ€™s a monarch thatâ€™s under siege. Keeping the dream alive, hereâ€™s a list of the Top 10 (reasonably) affordable RWD cars on the market today. Act fast before theyâ€™re gone in a puff of tire smoke.