2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Consumer Review: A Miata that's car-like

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible - Consumer Review

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A Miata that's car-like
By Yasu on


2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


I like that the new gen is just a better car, meaning it's possible to go on long road trips in relative comfort. It makes every moment a driver's delight, the destination irrelevant. The cabin is intimate, shaped so that the car, me, and my companion are one. Unless we're fighting. The higher rear sill contributes to this, and blocks the feeling that the car behind you is going to drive into your skull. Other cars treat you with relative respect, vs. the older gen. Slides are very controllable, yet cruises in a variety of gears easily. You can race it, you can commute it, you can distance it. You can also supercharge it but that's a different story.

Best Features

Horse and rider as one, baby.

Worst Features

More varied exhaust noise, serious induction noise under hard accelerations. In other words, quieter while cruising, more interesting sounds when caning it.
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