Built for fun, this little car is lightweight with an aluminum hood and drop top, giving me good gas mileage. The turn radius is impressive and the compact size means I can park anywhere. The drop top is manual and takes only seconds to unlock, folding in behind the seats, I don't lose my trunk space or wait for a motor to do it for me, instant open and close.
Being a base model I have the options to change the appearance to match my style. The sound system is adequate, the cup holders are in the only possible place they can fit which is awkward but still functional. Classy and fun, this little car is a sweet treat meant to be enjoyed.
THE Driver's Car
2013 Mazda MX-5-MiataJason Smith - South Pasadena, CA06/16/2015
Such a fun little car. I look forward to finding an empty windy road whenever I can and just throwing it into the corners. The sense of confidence it provides and how solid and planted it feels in all conditions. Slowing down for a corner seems so antiquated now.
I do have to think twice about making any purchase as the cargo space is extremely limited. Also the interior does get a bit loud on a rough road since with the convertible soft top you are basically driving in a drum.
I don't believe there is such a thing as a perfect car, but this is as close as it gets. The few downsides are minor compared to all of the benefits such as Japanese reliability and the sense of fun this car distills in you.
A Fun Car to Drive
2007 Mazda MX-5-MiataDan Maloney - Honeoye Falls, NY01/16/2016
This is my fourth Miata - I have driven them since 1995. I really enjoy driving Miatas, and my latest one that I purchased this year is even better than the earlier ones. Very smooth ride, but what I have always liked best is the responsiveness of the steering and acceleration and the really good excellent way it holds the road on turns and curves. My current Miata is my first retractable hardtop and I like the convenience. I was pleasantly surprised to find a bit more trunk space in this car over its predecessors. People have started conversations with me about the car in parking lots and so forth which is a very pleasant experience. Good on gas, and among all four of my Miatas I have needed almost no repairs.
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