My follow up question is, which Miata?

You see, I used to be able to drive a stick but that was 15 years ago. And I hope to pick it up while I drive for fun. As I start saving for fun stuff, I’d like to have a particular goal. Therefore, I’d like to ask Oppositelock this question...

What year/model Miata should I get?

Preferably lower than 5k. But if there is a solid reason why more expensive model is better, I’d give it consideration.