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.
Before purchasing this car, I checked out all makes of Miatas, Mini Coopers and Honda B2000s. I found that the Miata provided the best quality track record and fun performance for the best overall price. The only drawback is the lack of storage space. So, you can't have all the kids ride with you - Oh well!
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 :)
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Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017
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