2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
So today was probably the perfect scenario for driving the new 2013 Club spec Miata.
Sun was shining, not a single cloud in the sky, and traffic was minimul.
It took some getting used to with the short throw 6 speed amnual and the quick to react ABS.
The 2.0 DOHC puts all 167 horses on the ground thanks to the 4.10 rear end.
I am very particualr when it comes to sports cars, but this one kept me smiling.
You already expect these sporty special editions to have a horrid ride quality, however mazda found a nice medium between comfort and harshness.
I would Highly recomend this car to drivers who want to race the tracks on saturday, and enjoy small trips to the store on monday.
RE: "Suggested Improvements: PRICE" ===>
Allowing for inflation, THE MIATA PRICE HASN'T RISEN SINCE 1990. Your "Club Spec" with "Convenience Package" is better equipped than the 1990 edition's "Base" trim level with "A" package and A/C. That car cost about $25,000 in 2014 dollars, compared to about $23,000 the comparably equippped Club Spec. The 3rd gen is a vastly improved car, with far better safety features and improved ergonomics, too! Maintaining a stable price for TWENTY-FIVE years is remarkable enough. If the MX-5 were a consumer electronics products, "cheaper" might be reasonable, but for an automobile, your expectation defies logic.
P.S. Work the inflation numbers yourself at http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ -- The 1990 model year pricing is available on Miata.net in the last "Table" displayed on the "Production Information" page at http://www.miata.net/faq/production.html
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