2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
2nd Miata I've bought new. M1 (90-97)
is a classic headturner, but M2 ('99+)
is more comfortable. Either way, it's
maximum bang for your buck. Skip the
low profile rims/tires, though. They
look cool, but handling is negatively
affected even if tire pressure is only
off by only a pound or two. (N.B.:
Recommended only as a 2nd vehicle due
to small cargo capacity and 2-passenger
Ride & handling, great gas mileage.
Easy to own & maintain.
1) Lose the low-profile tires/rims.
They're too sensitive to any slight
change in tire pressure. 2) Make the
brake rotors rust-proof. They look
awful through the wheel rims. 3)
Make the 6 speed a TRUE overdrive
instead of jamming 6 gears into the
same gear ratio range as the 5 spd.