Mazda MX5 (1998 - 2005)
Last updated 26 March 2015
Delightful handling, easy to use every day and reliable if not abused. Low running costs. Plenty around at keen prices.
Rust can be a serious problem. Some versions suffer from clutch judder.
Updated 3 April 2014
Two 2003 Mazda MX5s suffered rusted-through sills.