The acceleration of this vehicle is really lacking. I really wish that it had tilt steering. Don't know if it is true but I was told that this particular year only came in manual and that an automatic transmission was not an option. I would have preferred an automatic. My Shinsen is a third vehicle and stays mostly protected in the garage. I would have to say that I am pretty satisfied to own such a one of a kind (once again was told by my dealership that only 1500 of them were made).
My favorite feature has to be the look itself. Although I have had more near misses from people on the road paying more attention to me just trying to figure out what type of car it is. You would be surprised how many people who approach me asking me what type of vehicle it is.
I think that the acceleration is probably my biggest complaint (extremely slow from a start).
A true sports car with great looks, remarkable agility, extraordinary overall performance, and plain good ol' fun is what I was looking for, and the MX5 provides these features in full measure, and at a price that couldn't be beat! I bought the car when I was 60, and feel as if I'm 18 every time I pull out of the garage. I've just looked at the 2006 models. The MX5 tradition lives on in this "upgunned" model. You can bet another new MX5 is out there in the future. Well done, Mazda!
Can cruise at 70 without a hiccup. Hugs the road as tight as Velcro. Its good looks turns heads and earns appreciative smiles. Bose sound system. It sounds like an MG of old, just as planned.
The only thing wrong with this well-engineered automobile is ... nothing!
My wife and I live about an hour from
the Sierra Nevada mountains on the
California side. Whenever we want to
take a Sunday drive, we hop in the
Miata and spend a wonderful day winding
through the foothills and mountains
with the top down. What a way to enjoy
Looks and handling.
A bit more trunk space (but not at the
expense of the car's basic design).