Wanted a Miata since i first noticed it but not practical with 3 small kids - so when the youngest went to college momma got a new baby and we love her! She had 51,000 miles on her 2 years ago and we've added another 15,000. She is sweet! Handles great-love to take her on curvy country roads. I am horrible at a stick shifts but she tolerates me very well. On vacations she'll get 40 miles to the gallon. We have not done anything to her mechanically. People sometimes think we have an expensive sports car because they are fairly rare in our neck of the woods - paid $3k for her and wouldn't take 3 times that for her. Husband thought it was a girls car but takes her out as much as I do. A total joy to drive.
lLove the way she handles and is so maintenance free.
Make sure you get the hardtop with her - that way you can enjoy her nearly year round!