'99 MX-5, CONV,LTHR
By Mole on
1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2dr Convertible
Its obvious-fun car to drive. Needs more
ummph off the line. High RPMs while fwy
driving (4k@73mph) 6th gear should be
OD. Economical (30mpg). Great build
quality. Image?-everyone has an opinion
when you buy this car ("mid-life
crisis?" or gender specific
pre-concieved notions as to
ownership...could be regional?). Tight
handling. Minimal trunk space. Useless
cupholders. Roll bar should be option.
Short throw shifter is A+. Overall great
car. No regrets - Buy this car.
Handling, quality of build, reliability.
Throwback to British roadsters of yore,
but will run to 200K. Simplicity of
design. Ease of drop top. Glass rear
window. Clutch and shifter. Min. wind
buffet w/top down. Pass. airbag disable
switch A+. Priced right for what you get.
As noted: add hoop rollbar option,
redesign placement of cupholder, deepen
trunk, add grill to intake, add option
for 40 more HP/factory turbo. Keep 'em
rolling off the factory line.....