Toyota MR2 - £1k-£3k: Best cheap convertibles

Mid-engined thrills can be had at a bargain price in the Toyota MR2

Best cheap convertibles - Toyota MR2
Price new: £17,130
Price now: £2,500
Engine: 1.8-litre 4cyl, 138bhp
Economy: 38.2mpg
CO2/tax: 178g/km/£225

Mid-engined sports car are usually exotic and expensive, but Toyota's MR2 brought cut-price thrills to the masses. For the Mk3 MR2 we've picked out here, Toyota ditched the targa roof in favour of a full convertible soft-top.

The petrol engine's 138bhp doesn't sound like a lot, but as the six-speed manual MR2 weighed just over a tonne, 0-62mph took 8.0 seconds. And the well balanced Toyota could rival more potent cars than its figures suggested.

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