2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Researched a bunch of different roasters.
Drove the 350Z, Boxers, S2000 and bought a 2009 with 7k on it.
A compelling factor was the PRHT which works perfectly.
I just sold my Triumph motorcyce (much to my wife's delight) and I tell you, this little car is ALMOST as fun to drive.
I did do a 180 spin in rain, so be cautious in wet conditions.
I too would love to have about 50 more hp but you have to know how to squeeze the power out of it, mainly by shifting at higher rpms.
I think the build quality is better than a couple used boxers I drove...really tight.
The Honda S2000 used car prices were I think, over priced, the BMW I would hate to have to repair, as would be the Boxer.
Great snug seats, very confortable.