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1997 Mazda Miata: Tuned By JKav

January 26, 2012

 1997 Mazda Miata: Tuned By JKav

I put the key to our Miata back on the big board yesterday.  My two-week stint is over. In hindsight, it was (as well as fir any other editor who drives it) a pretty sweet deal.

I got to blast around in a modified Miata that I didn't have to do anything for. No scouring ads and wasting time looking for a used Miata (OK, I've actually done that before; I owned a '97 Miata M Edition just like ours for a few years). No late nights, bleary eyed, reading stale Miata forum posts on the Internet. No wrenching on my own accord trying to install aftermarket parts that just don't quite fit, or fix things that are breaking/not working on a 15-year-old car.

Basically, it was like renting it for two weeks. Then I got to give it back with a list of a few nettlesome things that need attention.

So a tip of my hat to fellow editor Kavanagh, who's been the Miata's handler since inception. He's done a great job with this car.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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