1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long Term Road Test

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1997 Mazda Miata: Room To Stretch Out

November 10, 2011

1997 Mazda Miata: Room To Stretch Out

Yes, this miniature roadster is actually quite roomy. So spacious, in fact, that I'm always a little shocked when I drop into it and stretch my legs out. And when I say "drop into it" I mean it quite literally now given the roll cage hurdle that has been installed.

Once I'm in, though, the Miata feels great. It's second only to the NSX in terms of visibility and the steering wheel, shifter and pedals are all right where they should be. I don't even mind the roll cage bars as they don't seem to intrude much. If anything, the roll cage makes it almost impossible to get out without looking like an idiot. Small price to pay, though, I still like it.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds

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