Mazda’s 2017 Miata MX-5 RF, the retractable fastback, functions quite well around Chicagoland. Push the switch for the top and it’s down, or up, in 13 seconds. That makes things pretty convenient for buzzing around in the open air and then easily securing the MX-5 when parked. The trunk is roomy enough for hauling groceries, and it’ll hold two small suitcases or duffles for a weekend trip into the country.
The MX-5 RF is priced in the mid-$30s. The soft top MX-5 can be had in the middle-$20s. Read more on my RF drive right here.