2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Reminds You Why People Buy Convertibles
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on January 25, 2016
It's easy to scoff at the idea of buying a convertible like our 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Two seats, tiny trunk, and a roof you can cut through with a pair of scissors. Then you drive it on a nice day and all those things suddenly seem like minor inconveniences.
That more or less sums up my feelings after taking our new Miata for a leisurely drive on a recent sunny afternoon. The top flops down easily, it's not too windy at speed and it doesn't sound half bad. The car even feels a bit smaller with the top down, which seemed impossible up to that point.
Obviously, the ability to drive around with the top down is dictated by the weather and your hairstyle. Neither of which are issues with me on any particular day, but I was surprised by how enjoyable the Miata is with the top down. It's easy to forget sometimes when you don't drive a convertible for awhile. One quick spin in the Miata is all it takes to remind you.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor