It's not the quietest or most comfortable car, but it makes driving fun. But there is only a token effort at practicality, with snug driving position and a tiny boot. In order to deliver the best possible user experience sites on the carsales network require scripting to be enabled. There was also a wind blocker that reduced wind turbulence in the cockpit and made topdown motoring a little more comfortable. My car is 12 years old and it still feels new and young. Please visit if you need help with clearing cookies in your browser.
Please return to the previous page to try again or contact if you feel that you have received this message in error. It now has over 210K miles and other than needing a new top, it is still going strong. A removable hardtop is optional. You can balance its attitude without intimidating others around you—or yourself! Though not particularly deep, the trunk spans the width of the car and accepts a surprising volume of stuff. In order to deliver the best possible user experience sites on the carsales network require scripting to be enabled. Taller or wider drivers your author among the latter may feel a bit cramped in a Miata, especially with the top erected.
As small as the Miata is, its storage capacity is quite good. I dont care for that at all. On the other hand, even a short romp makes it easy to transform these assorted grumbles into a wide grin. Your request has been blocked. Though it was redesigned in 1999, the current Miata retains similar dimensions and styling as the original.
A soft duffel bag will fit aft, but anything less conformal a laptop carryall, for instance won't. You can balance its attitude without intimidating others around you—or yourself! By contrast, Miatas have taken several staff couples on adventures of one sort or another including two honeymoon trips. Sports car motoring had become the pastime of the rich and famous. Its tonneau cover, though, is a bit fiddily to install and, at best, rudimentary. But I couldn't have predicted its staying power; that, 13 years later, the Mazda Miata would top our list of best-buy convertibles in its price class. We all concur that Mazda has done a fantastic job of staying honest to the original Miata concept, yet improving the car along the way. A locally developed turbocharged model was added to the list to satisfy those with a need for more speed.
Apart from that, not a single rattle on any of them. . Check the usual things like a service record to confirm regular maintenance and body condition for evidence of a traffic tangle, but the little roadster generally stands up well. In the 1998 update the throw was reduced to make it even more fun. The forward cubby also favors soft-sided shapes. Never had a single fault or warranty claim on any of them, and the first two were both past 60,000 miles when sold.
He bought it one year ago after taking one for a test drive and noticing the perfect balance and road holding, and the magnificent gearbox. I have the bose and my driver side speaker is blown out and the passenger side sucks, although this is more likely due to the fact that it is a convertible. You can get this car for under 5,000 with or without a hardtop with good mileage easily. Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2003 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 1. Interior Design- This is a Miata review. Yes Review Date: 1st April, 2004 To the commenter 17th Nov 04 - your comments are the direct opposite of my experiences. Not bad in 15 years production.
An optional Convenience Package includes a windblocker that mounts behind the seats to reduce turbulence. Fuel economy is poor for a small car 26-28 mpg and insurance is expensive despite a lowish group. It is not the fastest car on the road, but may be the most fun to drive because of its excellent handling. It's maybe the last of a dying breed of car that you actually have to drive and not just sit in. Reliability- knock on wood The reliability on this car is excellent as well. And to make things worse, there's no stereo. Sales were brisk from the get-go, and have remained healthy since.
Your request has been blocked. Doesn't feel any slower than my previous 306 Rallye, although at about 8 seconds to 60, it is a little bit off the pace compared to the current mega hot hatches. It has a clutch, sensiitive steering, a ragtop that is noisey, its a real car, not one of the new do anything for me places for my computerr. My first 1997 car developed a little squeak from the column shround from about 50,000 miles which I fixed in about 10 minutes one Sunday afternoon. For the second-generation car, launched in 1999 there was no 1998 , Mazda kept close to the script, producing more of the same.