7 Entry-Level Roadsters for Your Springtime Consideration

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It’s that time of year again — at least, it’s supposed to be that time of year, when there’s a warm breeze in the cool air, things are beginning to show signs of green, the birds are flitting about in preparation for summer … except that it’s still frigid in places, and some parts of the country are still blanketed with an icy, muddy layer of snow, as winter appears to be overstaying its welcome. We can dream though, can’t we?

Regardless, true spring weather will be here before long (at least we hope), followed by summer, when there’s no better joy for auto enthusiasts than to be able to put the roof back and bask in the sun, accompanied by the glorious whine of a small-displacement, high-revving engine as you navigate through crests and dips in a lightweight roadster, often characterized by a front-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive, a cockpit that rides toward the rear, and a low-slung, long hood.

But if you don’t have one, never fear. There are several great options on the market, and right now, dealers are probably looking to pick up their sales rates after a brutal cold season that did a number on auto sales for the first few months of the year.

Here are seven entry-level options for a variety of financial thresholds, ranging from about $24,000 to more than $70,000.

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