The 2007 Miata is a joy to drive and I enjoy the 6-speed transmission. I rarely listen to the sound system because I like to hear the sound of the engine. It is a great little sports car. The soft top convertible is easy to handle and seats are very comfortable.
Most bang for the buck
2003 Mazda MX-5-MiataMitch - Maryland08/30/2007
This is a fun sports car to drive. Reminiscent of the MGs and Triumphs of the 60's and 70's. Although the suspension is stiff it handles very well and takes a fast curve as if it were a slot car. Very little extra room, although seating is very comfortable. It has been mechanically sound and purrs like the European cars of the past. Not for someone who needs luxury, a smooth ride, and supersonic acceleration. Raising or lowering the top takes ten seconds. Highway driving is smooth and it has no problem keeping up with traffic. A great second car. I probably won't drive it in the winter because of rear wheel drive and limited ground clearance.
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.
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