Roadshow’s favorites (Part II of II)
- October 27, 2019
- Auto Extended Warranty, Extended Auto Warranty, Extended Car Warranty
- Posted by Michael Robinson
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We begin Part II with a real banger!
Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 (2013 – Present)
What’s going on here? Some sort of novel hybrid? Sort of, but those who frequent racetracks have already likely connected the dots. In 2013, the BRZ and what would become known as the Toyota Scion FR-S (the 86) were identical twins. Both priced in the mid-$20,000s, these were lightweight, affordable coupes with exceptional steering and a super nimble chassis.
Later, a turbocharged BRZ was rumored, but never arrived. Subaru did end up offering the 2018 BRZ tS, and that is a heck of a ride. But Roadshow still remembers 2013 as a banner year for these two.
Mazda MX-5 Miata (2016 – Present)
A matter of time. The Miata arrives to everyone’s “all-time” lists at some point. One day we’ll write a post on the most enjoyed cars of all time and it is certain the Miata will make that list too. While the Miata has been around much longer than just four years, staring in 2016 Mazda made some amazing upgrades, and while you’ll find faster and more powerful cars, the 2016 version communicates with the road unlike any before it (and potentially after as well).
This car is also insanely inexpensive at just $25,730, and while it only features 181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet, flinging this car around the road is just plain fun. And what more do we want waking up every day?
Kia Stinger (2018 to right now!)
Kia rolled the dice on the Stinger. A rear-drive, four-door GT, by Kia? In the days of SUVs taking over all sales, a fast sedan is what you’re going to roll out? You bet, and Kia rolled a lucky 7 the first time around. Although Kia brass will be the first to point out that luck had nothing to do with it. The Stinger debuted in 2017 and got better like a fine wine by 2018.
At just a tad over $40,000, the Stinger is a V6-powered GT model that gives fits to cars double the price. Quick, awesome handling on twisty roads, the Stinger made many Kia devotees nervous. But that didn’t last long, especially after driving it.