And, although it's not a muscle car with a huge chunk of metal under the hood, this car is a the perfect sports car--fast enough to knock you back in your seat off a red light, light enough to throw it around curves, and completely balanced. Reviewers agreed that the Mazda Miata is an absolute joy to drive, with responsive and communicative steering and sporty, nimble handling. I'm a pretty tall guy and a long-time Honda driver. And, as noted, a 6-speed automatic is optional across the board, but truly appropriate only if you've lost your left leg in a racing accident. Luckily, you can pick up a Miata hardtop to keep your convertible cozy and warm in the colder months.
I do have to think twice about making any purchase as the cargo space is extremely limited. The Miata isn't flashy or fast. The next smile you'll get is when it comes time to fill the Miata up. And much of that has been engineered into the car. The seats might be marginally comfortable for some, and a few people may find them not to be the best for longer trips.
Even though the detachable hardtop looks much nicer than the compromised folding hardtop, I think the cost is why you don't see many around as many buyers opted for the extra convenience of a retractable rather than detachable hardtop roof. The sleek exterior shares no sheetmetal or parts with the last-generation Miata, but the two look amazingly similar. The standard manual transmission garnered praise for its short, precise throws, and some reviewers added that the available automatic has sharp shifts. Frost and snow can wear down your vinyl or fabric top over time, as the cold temperatures can cause the material to crack and break. Despite an entry-level price tag, the Mazda Miata Sport for 2013 is comprehensively equipped. Good on gas, and among all four of my Miatas I have needed almost no repairs.
The hardtop originally cost £1599. The rear deck latches have been redesigned and are now slightly smaller and more curved. With 167 horsepower at 7,000 rpm from its 2. While some reviewers said the 2013 Mazda Miata's cabin is built with basic materials, most agreed that everything still looks upscale. More Smiles Per Gallon Than Any Other Car I never thought I'd buy a Miata.
Driving It There is nothing about the 2013 Mazda Miata convertible that we don't like. When the Roadster Coupe model was launched, the price difference between a soft top with added hardtop and a coupe model was not very much. Hood, trunk, front-suspension control arms, rear-suspension uprights and rear brake calipers are all crafted in a material many carmakers seem yet to discover in any meaningful quantities. I also thought the Miata would be underpowered. Inside there are three locking latch mechanisms and a black carpet headlining.
The sense of confidence it provides and how solid and planted it feels in all conditions. I feel more comfortable driving up twisty mountain roads at 50mph than I would in a Mustang at 30. Amazingly, the Miata's trunk is big enough to fit a large overnight bag or a few days' worth of groceries. Very smooth ride, but what I have always liked best is the responsiveness of the steering and acceleration and the really good excellent way it holds the road on turns and curves. It's just one of the many you can find on eBay to make your car your own. When spring rolls around and you are ready to drive around with the top down, you can simply remove the hard top and drive your Miata as a convertible.
An auxiliary input jack is standard, while a seven-speaker Bose audio system, leather seats, automatic climate control, satellite radio and Bluetooth are available. My current Miata is my first retractable hardtop and I like the convenience. Most of the 2013 Mazda Miata's available options are packaged in the trim-level upgrades. Fog lights are added to the Sport trim while all 6-speed manual-transmission cars come standard with the Suspension Package. People have started conversations with me about the car in parking lots and so forth which is a very pleasant experience.
The Miata hardtop does more than just keep your car warm and toasty; it also protects your soft top from harsh elements in the fall and winter months. The Mazda Miata has 5. Some critics were disappointed with the sound quality of both the base and available Bose stereo systems when the top is down. Like before the roof attaches to the car via two rear deck bolts and two side latches, but there is only one centre latch at the front instead of one at either corner on the older design. The Touring trim is now called Club.
The few downsides are minor compared to all of the benefits such as Japanese reliability and the sense of fun this car distills in you. It's just a fun, affordable and reliable roadster that is guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of anyone with a beating heart and a valid driver's license. According to reviewers, the is fun to drive, with go kart-like handling and a delightful manual gearbox. But, with a total weight of roughly 2,500 pounds, the 167-horsepower 2. From the lovely quick-shifting manual transmission to the near-instantaneous steering turn-in response, the Miata is a true enthusiast driver's dream. Slowing down for a corner seems so antiquated now. .