Intial impressions of our new MX-5
By Mark Goldberg on
Vehicle2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
ReviewWe've had the new 09 Miata for about two weeks now. I'm an experienced technical review of video gear, so I'm trying to apply those skills here. The MX-5 is exactly what a fun roadster should be, but was lacking till the introduction of the Miata in 1989. It holds the road beautifully and has just the right amount of power for what this car is supposed to be - a fun way to travel on a nice day. The engineering design seems very well thought out and offers opportunity to the experienced driver and user- friendliness and intuitiveness to the new roadster enthusiast. It is an amazing car and I love driving it.
Best FeaturesHandling, performance, general engineering, availability of aftermarket support and car clubs, general curb appeal.
Worst FeaturesMove power lock buttons forward, change position of reverse gear on 6 speed models (too near low gear), simplify flat tire remedy, better fuel economy, automatic engine compensation if regular gas is used.
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