Use of aluminum throughout allows for smooth weight transitions and predictable tracking. If you are looking for a great car that has the get up and go , this is your best choice. I chose the folding manual soft top and 5 spd manual in place of the 6 spd manual as I don't see the real benefit of the 6 spd outside a limited slip differential. I've had this car almost 1. Runs smooth and goes all day on mountain roads.
And the top does not take any space from the small, but functional trunk. Service is not a budget buster! I get comments everywhere I go and I've had people glance right past more expensive cars and stare at mine. I've never had a car elicit so many positive comments, including from strangers. The front mid-ship engine layout, mixed with rear wheel drive and a scant curb weight between 2400 and 2550 pounds, means gobs of grip and phenomenal cornering ability. The Power Hard Top Convertible makes this an outstanding car. Also, if you play golf, clubs don't fit in the trunk but luckily there is the passenger side which works fine.
Top down, windows up, and wind baffle in place make for hardly any noise intrusion or excess wind. Perhaps you saw our recent hard top luxury convertible and sporty roadster comparison tests, and were left salivating. I also love the paddle shifters. Comfort that is hard to believe! I don't see myself owning any other car for a long time because that wind in your hair feeling mixed with a twisty road is all it takes to make me grin from ear to ear. There are a few small changes but the core vehicle is still there and the changes are for the better.
. I take mine routinely on back twsity roads, and it handles brilliantly. I've owned mostly import sport fwd compacts before this, and I was specifically looking for a fun, weekend only, awesome handling machine when shopping this last time around. Here are some of the most underrated… Think Cummins is the only firm whipping up some whimsy for the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed? I've already put 55,000 miles on this car!! I had driven other more expensive rwd sporting cars, and after one trip in this, I bought it that same day. The top goes down in 16 seconds, providing a fun ride in the sun. Maybe they don't pack the most horsepower or look aggressive enough, but enthusiasts know how well they drive. Decided to try to turn back the clock by buying this car.
If you live where it snows like I do, make sure you either have a second car or snow tires. A couple months ago I stumbled upon a good deal on a new 2010 that I couldn't pass up. This is the only convertible on the market in this price range that has a retractable hardtop. Speaking of the top, it still only takes about 3 seconds and a flick of the wrist to put the manual top down. Though I was looking for a stick shift, I purchased the auto with manual shift options. There's not much else that has really changed aside from mild improvements. Fun should be included on the warranty! For the price, you can't beat the experience.
When you need that true open-air experience, only a convertible will do -- especially with spring here and summer around the corner. It's fun to drive, handles very well and I get 27-28mpg!! If you keep the top up, you'll have even more room to store stuff behind the seats. People don't even know it's a convertible when the top is up!! Top up and it has the comforts of a regular car in cold weather. Great job Mazda engineers, and I see this one as staying a long time in my garage. This one will be in my garage for many years to come. Head and taillights are placed inboard to accentuate the compactness. I drive alot for work, so I need a car that gets good gas mileage.
It was a bit harsh in the '06 at times, especially when hitting potholes and going over railroad tracks. Few cars offer as much everyday driving fun as the Miata, and even fewer do it as inexpensively. So I can have a a car that looks like a coupe or a convertible. I usually get about 25-26 average gas mileage and I've gotten up to 35mpg driving turnpike at 75 with the top down using cruise control. Grand Touring soft top is my best pick! If you don't mind not having a backseat and you want a fun, dependable, sharp looking convertible that gets good gas mileage, this is your car!! Don't expect to get much in the trunk but enough for 2 for a long weekend is doable. You can run through the gears with no more than simple wrist movements. The Miata is available with a manual soft-top roof or a power retractable hardtop, and it's offered in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels.
The '10 is so much smoother and is better at keeping out outside noise. Hardtop Touring and Grand Touring editions receive chrome door handles and chrome headlamp bezels. Styling By modern standards, the Miata is a small car, measuring just 13 feet from. I've used the paddle shifters on the steering wheel for mountain fun without a clutch. Has a better ride and the interior is a bit more user friendly. Power was better than I anticipated although it could still use more oomph up top end , and the low 4. This is my 3rd and best Miata yet.