I bought what would be considered to somee as a high milage miata. Ive driven 20,000 miles in the last 4 minths in it...has never needed repairs. I think those people who have less than great luck with these is from improper maintenance or abuse from the owner. These are simple cars that dont need to be tarted up to be desirable automobiles. The only complaint i can think of having is the convertable top, obviously not a mechanical flaw but a poor choice in materials after 26 years in the sun ...or is it? Fuel consumption is low gearing is tight road noise is not as bad as a person would think and although it doesnt have much room for storage you can pack quite a lot inside the car and in the trunk. Ive road tripped with this car a few times and i get about 300 miles a tank ....decent for 11 gallons of gas. I would not hesitate to purchase another first year miata, but since mine is still strong i dont think ill have a need to
I bought my 1990 miata back in 1998 off of a private seller for $8k with 19,000 miles on it. I still have the car today with only 98k miles on it! This car has been amazingly dependable, reliable and practically maintenance free! I think I spent money on a new soft top and brakes but that's really it besides regular oil changes. This car has been so much fun to drive too! I store it every winter so I have taken great care of it. I honestly have to say that's it's been one of the best purchases I have ever made! I absolutely love the looks of the 2016 Miata convertibles but I can't seem to part with my little old red baby!