Miata's are great. They're a blast to drive, reasonably afordable, and reliable. The manual transmission in a Miata is one of the best in the world. Just a joy to drive. Miata's are very good cars.

But do make sure you drive one *with the top up* before buying. My wife & I took one for a test drive one on a lovely spring day with the top down. Perfect! But then we decided to be thorough and flipped the top up. At 6' tall, I didn't fit. With the top up, I have to drive with my head tilted to the side. 6 footers can fit in a Miata, but it's all about the individual leg-to-torso ratio. I have a longer torso and shorter legs, and so I really just don't fit in a Miata.

We ended up buying a Pontiac Solstice GXP instead of a Miata because I could comfortably fit in the Solstice with the top up. The Solstice was a really fun car (RWD, 260hp, 2-seater, convertible), but we recently got rid of it. Too many problems for a car with only 40,000 miles...

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