The sexy two-seater hit the streets in 1989 and changed the game for Mazda forever. Here’s what driving the sporty roadster says about you.
1. You’re fiercely independent. No caravan of passengers is necessary for you. You’re super happy in the snug cockpit of this rear-wheel drive, where you can cruise with the top down to your heart’s content.
2. You’ve got wisdom. You know that bigger isn’t always better, and some of the best things in life arrive in smaller packages, or in this case, a nimble frame.
3. You’ve got excellent taste. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is officially the world’s best-selling two-seater convertible sports car, according to The Guinness Book of World Records.
4. You’re in great company. Miata fans reportedly include car aficionado Jay Leno, who opted for the classic red hue, British comedian Steve Coogan, late singer George Michael, and actor Simon Pegg. Road and Track‘s former Editor-in-Chief Travis Okulski’s first car was a Miata.
5. You’re fiscally responsible. Sports cars typically come with a hefty price tag, but not this gem. You can own a brand-new Miata for as little as 27k. And they’re fuel-efficient as well.
6. You’re loyal. Mazda Miata lovers hang onto their cars the longest of any sports car owner, according to an ISeeCars study done in 2019. Owners ranked first in the sports car category, holding onto the two-seaters for more than 15 years.
7. You’re fun to be around. A car is in many ways an extension of your personality. Fortunately for Miata owners, that means being voted the most fun from numerous auto awards over the years.
8. You appreciate simplicity. Fans of the famous roadster appreciate the minimal mechanical makeup of the Japanese ride. Comparing it to other sports cars in the same realm, Mazda keeps it simple.
9. You’re part of history. The Miata changed the trajectory of sports car development when it hit the auto market. It quickly became the most sought-after two-seater and reportedly inspired the production of countless others (think Audi TT).
10. You’ve got built-in friends around the globe! Full disclaimer…I have owned two Miata’s in my lifetime, and I can’t ever remember as many people coming up to talk with me about any of my other vehicles. There are hundreds of Miata enthusiast clubs out there. It’s a great way to connect with others and compare convertible stories. Plus, getting a thumbs up on the road (which happened a lot!) is also a definite mood booster.
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