25th Anniversary Mazda Miata Starts at $33,000

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25th Anniversary Mazda Miata Starts at $33,000
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Who doesn’t love the Mazda Miata? This small, rear-drive roadster provides a greater fun-per-dollar ratio than any Ferrari. Customers that are interested in the special 25th Anniversary edition of this car had better pay attention. Continue Reading...

Miata Madness: Nissan 370Z vs. Ford Mustang vs. Subaru BRZ

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Miata Madness: Nissan 370Z vs. Ford Mustang vs. Subaru BRZ
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Unlike past installments of Ask AutoGuide we’re taking a moment to help one of our own this week. Don’t like it? Well then, how about you send us some car-buying questions then? How’s that sound? In any event road-test editor Mike Schlee could use a new ride. He’s the proud owner of a first-generation Mazda… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 MINI Roadster Cooper S

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 MINI Roadster Cooper S
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Definitively unique, and plenty of fun to drive, is the MINI Roadster too quirky for its own good, or for that matter, too sporty? Starting at $29,250, is the MINI Roadster worth it? Continue Reading...

Toyota GT86 Convertible to Bow at Geneva Motor Show

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Toyota GT86 Convertible to Bow at Geneva Motor Show
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Continued rumors of a GT86 Convertible may be confirmed or denied this coming March when Toyota is rumored to debut the drop-top sports car at the Geneva Motor Show. Continue Reading...

2015 Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.3-Liter Turbo

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2015 Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.3-Liter Turbo
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Clearly there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the next-generation Mazda MX-5 model, to the point that the rumors are starting to become hard to keep track of. Continue Reading...

Lamborghini Aventador J Video – First Look: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

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You don’t get much more extreme than a completely open top Lamborghini Aventador. And as far as cars go you don’t get much more expensive than $2.1 million. Those are just a few of the features of the new Aventador J, Lambo’s newest and rarest supercar. Unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, get all… Continue Reading...

MINI Seeks to Rejuvenate Roadster Segment

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MINI Seeks to Rejuvenate Roadster Segment
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With the launch of its new Roadster model MINI is seeking to rejuvenate the struggling segment says U.S. brand boss Jim McDowell. The Roadster and its sibling, the new MINI Coupe, were developed in tandem, but to appeal to very different segments of the population. And perhaps more importantly, they were developed to bring in… Continue Reading...

MINI Roadster Unveiled as Your MX-5 Alternative: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

MINI Roadster Unveiled as Your MX-5 Alternative: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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MINI is bringing a race inspired convertible into the market with the unveiling of the Roadster at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This is the first two seater open topped vehicle in the English brand’s history and makes the MINI lineup six vehicles strong after the recent introduction of the Coupe (read our review here)…. Continue Reading...

Mercedes SLA Roadster Promises Front-Drive 4-Banger Fun

Mercedes SLA Roadster Promises Front-Drive 4-Banger Fun
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Mercedes will launch a new entry-level sports car in 2013, using a rather unconventional engine and drivetrain pairing. While we expect to hear about front-drive 4-cylinder economy cars, from, say, Honda, it’s a surprise to learn that Mercedes is prepping this reliable combo for its new SLA roadster. Based on the same platform as the… Continue Reading...

Cizeta V16T Spyder For Sale, Only One Every Made

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Cizeta V16T Spyder For Sale, Only One Every Made
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Back in the 1980s a new Italian supercar was born. It was called the Cizeta V16T, and it came on the scene with a gorgeous design and technical specs that would cause any car guys heart to beat a little faster. It had a 6.0-liter, quad-cam, 64-valve, 16-cylinder motor which produced 540 hp and 400… Continue Reading...

Next Generation Mercedes-Benz SL Will Go On A Diet

Next Generation Mercedes-Benz SL Will Go On A Diet
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In terms of engines, a 302 horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 and a 429 hp twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 are likely on the cards, as is a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-12, said to produce around 630 hp. The latter will incorporate cylinder shutdown and part throttle in an effort to save fuel economy. Continue Reading...

Infiniti to Launch BMW Z4 Rival at 2012 Geneva Auto Show

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Infiniti to Launch BMW Z4 Rival at 2012 Geneva Auto Show
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For years the Infiniti G37 has been the closest rival to BMW’s 3 Series in terms of driving performance, and now it appears the Nissan luxury division is preparing to take on the German automaker’s Z4 roadster. According to a report by AutoExpress, the unnamed new model will be a two-seater with a front-engine, rear… Continue Reading...

Walk This Way… To Steven Tyler’s Panoz AIV Roadster, It’s For Sale

Walk This Way… To Steven Tyler’s Panoz AIV Roadster, It’s For Sale
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Aerosmith front-man and American Idol judge Steven Tyler is known for his big voice and his eclectic fashion sense, and it seems his choice of cars is equally unusual. Now his old Panoz AIV Roadster (the yellow car in the back ground in the above picture) is up for sale, not by Mr. Tyler, but… Continue Reading...

Kia Roadster Planned to Give Brand Youth Appeal

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Kia Roadster Planned to Give Brand Youth Appeal
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Kia is currently investigating a plan to bring a small two-seat roadster model to market to help set the tone for the brand. The car has even been called Kia’s MX-5 by company execs, including European CEO Paul Philpott. According to Philpott 2011 and 2012 are all about setting a new foundation for the brand… Continue Reading...

Leaked: Mazda MX-5 Superlight Concept

Leaked: Mazda MX-5 Superlight Concept
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To help celebrate the MX-5 Miata’s 20th anniversary, Mazda will show the MX-5 Superlight concept at the Frankfurt auto Show this September. And to wet our appetites, the Japanese automaker has released a few renderings of just what this speedster will look like. An homage to early race cars, the Superlight has no windscreen or… Continue Reading...

Mazda Prepping Sub-Miata MX-2?

Mazda Prepping Sub-Miata MX-2?
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We wouldn’t go so far as to say that the folks at AutoExpress are just making stuff up, but the prospect of a smaller MX-5 Miata (the MX-2) does sound unlikely. Still, the British auto pub is reporting that such a vehicle is in the works and could be here as early as 2012. This… Continue Reading...

Lamborghini Releases New Batch of LP560-4 Spyder Photos

Lamborghini Releases New Batch of LP560-4 Spyder Photos
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Lamborghini has just released dozens of stunning new photos of its latest exotic, the LP560-4 Spyder. This drop-top Lambo first launched at last year’s L.A. Auto Show and news of the model has been relatively quiet. The release of these photos, however, comes as customers start to take deliveries and the Italian automaker begins to… Continue Reading...

Audi R8 V10 Roadster Spied In Final Testing On Nürburgring

Audi R8 V10 Roadster Spied In Final Testing On Nürburgring
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Those waiting for a drop-top version of Audi’s R8 won’t have to wait much longer. The car is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September and it appears as though Audi is out doing some final testing – as these Nürburgring spy photos show.  In Frankfurt Audi is expected to debut the… Continue Reading...

Toyota Planning iQ Cabriolet

Toyota Planning iQ Cabriolet
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Toyota appears to be readying a convertible version of the iQ minicar that is currently on sale in Japan and Europe. The report comes from Japan’s Best Car magazine, which suggests much of the basics will be kept including a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 99hp and 92 ft-lbs of torque. Fuel-economy for this engine… Continue Reading...
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