I never thought I'd buy a Miata. I'm a pretty tall guy and a long-time Honda driver. I also thought the Miata would be underpowered. All it took to change my mind was one test drive. First, the car fits my 6'3" body like a glove, with no headroom or legroom issues even with the top up. And, although it's not a muscle car with a huge chunk of metal under the hood, this car is a the perfect sports car--fast enough to knock you back in your seat off a red light, light enough to throw it around curves, and completely balanced. I feel more comfortable driving up twisty mountain roads at 50mph than I would in a Mustang at 30.
The next smile you'll get is when it comes time to fill the Miata up. I routinely get 25mpg city and got 36mpg on my last cross-country trip. About that cross country trip: driving very long distances is always a bit uncomfortable, but having the top down does help :)
I have had miatas since 1990 when they first came out. They handle BEAUTIFULLY, they are inexpensive compared to other cars, they look beautiful, they never need repairs - what's not to like? And if you think I'm exaggerating, check out Consumer Reports ratings. The Miata has been rated best in its class for years.
Cute little convertible
2008 Mazda MX-5-MiataKaren S - La Grange, IL05/31/2015
It's a cute little convertible still lots of room, I'm only 5'1 and it's nice for short people too like me ... trunk space is nice, I feel safe in it , def lots of Turing of heads with people checking it out ... Great gas mileage
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