Minimal but Manageable - 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test

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1997 Mazda Miata: Minimal but Manageable

April 29, 2011

1997 Mazda Miata: Minimal but Manageable

You won't find a heck of a lot of handy stowage cubbies in a first-gen Miata. In fact, you won't find any unless you count the chintzy cupholders or flip open the lid to the shallow center console and take away a spot to rest your shifting arm.  However there are a pair of door pockets that don't look like they'd hold much but actually are perfect for securely holding a phone and wallet. And that's just fine with me in this lightweight, minimalistic sports car whose focus is right where it should be -- on driving. 

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ - 130,800 miles

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