Therapy on wheels
So far, nothing. But the short nose crankshaft might be a problem. Something to keep an eye on.
This car is a therapy on four wheels. I can't drive it (especially with the top down) without forgetting about any problems I might have at the moment. Just pure fun and happiness.
The strong point of this car is definitely handling. You feel totally in control and you have to push it really hard to make it "misbehave".
The 118hp engine is great, with a red line at 7200rpm. To really enjoy it, you have to rev it over 5000rpm.
The interior is simple, nice and functional. The seats are comfortables and the driving position is good.
Surprisingly, this little 2 seater handles great in the snow (with proper winter tires) and is a lot of fun on moderately slippery roads. (let alone parking lots. ;) )
I can't really be objective when talking about my Miata... to me, it's just the greatest sport car on earth. If you like to drive, you'll like the Miata.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th February, 2002