$3000 - 1990 Miata* with 101,000 miles

115 bhp | 2,150 lb

0.0535 hp/lb

$3000 - 2000 Mustang GT with 122,000 miles

260 hp| 3,305 lb

0.0787 hp/lb

Both cars have excellent parts availability. Both are manual, rwd, coupes. But they couldn’t be any more different. My brother had a 2000 V6 mustang and it was scary how bad it handled. That said, it seemed curable with the right combo of parts and this one has a v8. So does the Mustang have enough fun-potential to out-fun a miata?

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* Frankly, I think Miata prices are out of control but this is an interesting argument now.