I am used to driving (let’s face it, somewhat boring) cars like Civics and Camrys. For my next car, at a similar price, I can get another 1990 Civic – or a 1990 MX-5. I’m partial to these old Japanese sedans and hatches because they never break down. But I’ve heard MX-5s are a lot of fun, and cheap, and I’m so sad that I don’t have awesome handling, a good transmission, or quick acceleration, or the convertible feature of course. On the other hand, I’ve heard talk that there is some sort of a camshaft issue or something or other that often requires an engine swap in older models of the MX-5? The one I am looking at has 140k miles on it. What do you guys think? Civic or MX-5?
Background & additional question: I’m a man in his late twenties. I’ve heard the MX-5 is a chick car. I’ve heard that about the Audi TT too. Are they chick cars, or are those people just talking s&#@?