Affordable DD/Autox edition

A little bored at work and figured I’d present Oppo with a little car-undrum.

You’re looking to buy a new (to you) vehicle for $5-10k. It will be your only vehicle, so it is daily driven, but you’d also like to race it competitively in autox. Because it’s your DD you’d like it to be reliable, decently clean (i.e. not a bashed up track beater), and comfortable/utilitarian enough for the occasional road trip. As stated, you also want to play race car driver on the weekends with your local autox group, while still keeping parts/consumables on the lower end of the cost spectrum.

In my opinion, the answer to this question happens to be the answer to all automotive quandaries: An NB MX-5.


So what would Oppo buy?