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Top 10: Two-seater soft-tops of the 1990s

Although Mazda reinvented the two-seater sports car at the end of the 1980s with the original MX-5, other manufacturers were keen to join this rejuvenated market sector the following decade – with stylish, fun-to-drive creations attracting a new generation of buyers.

Many of these roadsters of the 1990s now offer great value, making them a tempting alternative to an older sports car. We take a look at ten of today’s top sportsters for fans of modern-classic entertainment.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK

Mercedes saw a gap in the market for a smaller convertible than its flagship SL, although the Boxster-rivalling SLK of 1996 swapped the traditional soft-top idea for a clever (and often copied) folding metal roof design. It made other convertibles of the time suddenly seem old-fashioned, helping the MkI SLK to enjoy eight years of major sales success. The entry-level 200K was a 163bhp supercharged model, subsequently beaten in terms of power by the 197bhp 230K and 218bhp SLK320. Pay £2-3000 for a good early survivor now (or less than £1500 for a high-miler) and enjoy a sporting bargain.

Read our Mercedes SLK review here


Caroline Duncombe    on 11 June 2018

I love my BMW Z3 2.8 - its brilliant fun to drive - handles well, has excellent acceleration, loves curves and country roads. OK the soft top is prone to leaking if it pours with rain, but a bit of tape soon puts a stop to that. In another 10 years I may be to ancient to get in and out of it cos it is so low to the ground - but meanwhile it makes me smile and very happy.

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