I have owned my Miata for 10 years. It is babied and winterized and stored each winter. Car looks like new and the oil comes out like it goes in every time. No problems other than regular maint. (time belt, cam pos. sensor, etc.) It is funny that these cars are worth more to recycle them for the aluminum than to sell them them but you will not find many 1st generation owners willing to give them up for any price.