by wkiernan on Jul 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Look, I've had three Miatas.
My first, a '93 that I bought used, got rear-ended by a whisky-drinker in a pickup truck.
I rushed out and bought a nearly-identical second one.
When it passed 200,000 miles (going strong I might add) I started shopping for a third, which I bought today - now I own _two_ of these things.
My last twelve years of car buying expresses how very, very much I like this car better than any rodomontade I might compose.
I'm 5'11" tall, and this car fits me like a comfortable shoe.
What that means if you're 6'1" or taller, or a likely regular passenger is, I'm sorry but you really need to consider cars with a couple of inches more headroom.
by keith hinshaw on Oct 23, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata LS 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Easy fit in the garage. Actually has trunk space more than my convertible Vette. Top actuation up/down simple to do. Excellent 6 speed, short throw gear box. Plenty of power (172 HP) to pass. Logical panel lay out, easy to read at all speeds. Great brakes. 28 MPG at 75 MPH. I have owned gull wing, 300 SL roadster, MGA, AH and 2 Vettes. The MX-5 is the best of the bunch.
by Certifiable on Jul 8, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cloth 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Looked at S2000, Z3/4, Audi TT, and many others. Wanted a weekend "toy". This was by far the best value, without sacrificing any of the features I wanted (zip and more zip). Better handling in the curves than the others.
by Madam X on Oct 21, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cloth 2dr Roadster (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I love my little Miata! It's cute,
cool and fun to drive! I especially
like how it takes turns/curves and at
an accelerated speed, too. BUT, I find
myself doing ticketable (is that a
word??) things just because I can!
Call it my mid-life fling, but this is
a car I'm happy to have met!