really depends what country you're in, i've found. for what is essentially a RWD, more lightweight mazda3, it's double the price for an equivalent spec MX-5 here in australia, even more if you want an RF. though to be honest, in australia there's almost like this unspoken "sports car tax", where anything with 2 doors instantly becomes double the value. i mean FFS, the cheapest MX5 on carsales is $8,500? perhaps i'm just looking in the wrong place, or perhaps, it's the result of 2 door performance cars dying out in the 80's, (and never really catching on back in the 60s and 70's either, with only the monaro, XA-XC coupe, and later valiant coupes selling in decent numbers), unlike america, where every man and his semi-automatic rifle had a 2 door chevelle, torino, or charger at that time. was originally going to post this in the "nice/rare...cars you saw" thread, but I felt it should be here instead.