Love your write-up, and I’ve lusted after an ND2 Miata since test driving them once, twice, thrice…The miata if there are no kids, and the CTR if you do have kids.
For me, we are in earth for a short time, and not experiencing a Miata is missing out in one of the most uniquely fun cars I've ever driven.
Thanks. My guess is that If you do get a Miata, you probably won’t end up wanting the FL5.Love your write-up, and I’ve lusted after an ND2 Miata since test driving them once, twice, thrice…
My plan is to get the Miata if my dealer doesn’t/can’t follow-through on my 2025 Type R allocation. I would probably keep my TSX “beater” in any case, but especially so if I get the Miata, as I need more practicality than that even though I’m single, with no kids.
I’ve driven Honda manuals for so long that after thinking about it for a while, I figure I won’t be too devastated if the allocation falls through. A new or used M2 could be the goal one day too.
Agree.Even without kids we needed at least one vehicle with decent storage, and that we could fit friends in, or relatives in when they visit. Spouse's convertible coupe falls short in both this must haves. So no roadster for me, sigh.
That said the FK8 is hardly just a consolation prize. No doubt the new FL5 is fun to pilot as well.
I have driven earlier Miata gens, felt a bit cramped even for my average 5'11" 160 lb frame. And more corner lean than I like. I understand newer ones are sharper. But doubt they would be more fun than the MR2-S I owned. Let alone the '67 MGB that was only my second car ever. That handled better than the Mazda as well. But to be fair any Miata has more storage than the MR2- S, and more reliability than the MG. I respect the Miata- just never wanted one when there are better roadster options -for me- out there. So like the article says- MIATA is not always the answer.