Pro, You Say? - 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test
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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long Term Road Test

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1997 Mazda Miata: Pro, You Say?

November 01, 2012

1997 Mazda Miata

Pro Fit?

False. I fit just fine.

Kinda.

Somehow, I am able to sit in this thing. I do have to sit down with authority to get my hips in the seat (I'm one of those 34 inch waisted editors Jay mentioned) but once I'm there, I'm not at a loss for comfort. The problems are my shoulders. They don't really fit too well between the bolsters, and for someone who like to sit back in his seat, having my shoulders forced up a bit feels a little awkward. I'm also not a fan of the super upright seating position. What works for Walter Rohrl, doesn't work for everyone. And no, sitting like him won't make you fast.

It's also too high for my tastes. But, as Jay noted, again, the seat has to be mounted on sliders to accommodate for a wide range of driver heights. So, I'm kinda out of luck there.

So, I can drive it, but can I track it? I guess I'll need to see if my helmet fits under the roof and between the bars.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 138,444 miles

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