2012 Porsche Boxster
Starting price: $49,500
Top: Electric soft-top convertible
MPG: 20 city, 29 highway, 24.5 combined
Along with the Mazda Miata, the Porsche Boxter is the two-seat drop-top dream of any driver who's ever wanted a little toy to tool around in for the season.
With 265 horsepower that takes it from 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds and a top speed around 165 miles per hour, the Boxster is unquestionably zippy. But pedestrian throw-ins such as a garage door opener and CD audio system with MP3 hookups look a whole lot better when paired with some significant trunk space for weekend trips.
"Because of its mid-engine design, this two seater has generous trunk space in front and back so two people can pack as much stuff as they want for a sunny getaway," says Brandy Schaffels, senior editor at TrueCar. "With 29 miles per gallon highway, they can drive as far as they want without going broke paying for gas."