By hgiles on
1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible
My '92 was bought in 1998 wearing 93.5k miles and donning good exterior cosmetics. In two short years, major and minor components were replaced and the paint/plastic bumpers faded abysmally. However, for a car that is beat on mercilessly, it has held up relatively well. When the abuse element is stading back-to-back with maintenance costs of this roadster, it emerges as a sound purchase that I will drive until the very end.
Short-throw shifter, rear-wheel drive, tight cornering, superior turning radius, fuel efficiency, miraculous leg room, clean interior layout.
Wasted space behind seats, poor rear visibility with plastic rear window, no vent shut-off for disagreements with passenger over tempurature controls.