This is not a fast car. But most definitely a fun car. Theirs limited storage space but what do you expect from a 2 seater. Ive had no issues with the engine or the transmission. obviously buy a Fully Stock Miata. Usually the ones that are all modded are abused. In most cases. Other than that its been 4 years at 130,xxx miles with my miata and the only things ive done was oil change, oil pan gasket, slave cylinder and thats it. And those are pretty cheap. Ive had nothing but good come out of owning a 1990 and a 1992 mazda miata. NO major issues. but sometimes power windows will go out. That happened to both of my miatas.
I bought my Miata new in '92, and have never been sorry. I did loads of long-distance driving up & down Calif. when working for the state. Later took the car to England for 10 years where it was loads of fun on twisty lanes. Added supercharger, adjustable Konis, & slotted discs all around and it now goes & handles even better. Over 105K miles, and the only thing that has ever failed was a blown heater hose, long ago.
Fun, fun, fun to drive!
Slightly more comfortable bucket seats--though it just may be my back getting older since I bought it 18 years ago. Only wish I had the 6-speed box.
I decided to sell my motorcycle due to arthritis and replace it with a convertible. I had thought about buying an affordable classic, i.e. MGB, Triumph Alfa Romeo or Fiat. To cut a long story short I bought a 92 Miata SE in British racing Green with 108K on the clock. The AC had been removed and power steering replaced with non power unit. This car is in its element in narrow twisty country roads. It will out handle almost any other car on the road. It's not all about top speed or 0 to 60 times. It's all about fun to drive and it's not going to cost you and an arm and a leg.
It's handling can't beat it
stick to the old recipe. good handling adequate performance and reliability
Living in Temecula & working in National City ( 70 mile commute ) was killing my Ridgeline, so I bought this with a rebuilt engine. This car is an absolute blast to drive. I'm getting roughly 34 miles to the gallon and am just having so much fun in it. The previous owner had maintained this car as I would, taking care of every detail. I love it so much that i'm debating on selling my Ridgeline & using this as my primary. Possibly a bad idea, but do I really need a car payment for a truck I barely drive now :)
It's just fun, that's it. Easy to work on & dress up any way you like.
As my toy car, nothing. Well, if I could get a bigger smile when I get in it I guess that would be better... Trust me, you'll love old Miatas...