2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Filing for an Extension
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on December 1, 2015
My love for our 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is nothing new by now, but as promised, here's an imperfection: The steering wheel doesn't telescope.
At 5-foot, 10-inches, I'm not unusually tall. Well, maybe in Japan I would be, but here I'm just average. And that bums me out with the Miata. That steering wheel is just a little bit too far away from me than I prefer. As a result, I sacrifice legroom by scooting the seat forward once click and angling the seatback forward another click.
It's not optimal, but it's not a dealbreaker either.
You'd think that they'd add a telescoping wheel, though, especially for the U.S. market. C'mon Mazda, get on that.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 2,820 miles