With winter approaching, it’s time to buy a cheap soft-top such as the Mk3 MR2. The one that caught our eye is a 2001-reg with 95,000 miles for £2475. It has a service history, and hard- and soft-tops. The gearbox has only five speeds but it’s a tough unit. Check the rear subframe for rust, but if the pre-cat is rattling, walk.