So first things first: the MX-5 Miata is still here. Despite the fact that I went through the trouble and expense of listing the car on eBay, I decided to end the auction a few days early because I decided that I really do like the car too much to just flush it right away. Besides, as my (older than her years) 10 year-old daughter told me, “it’s the wrong season to sell a convertible. You should really wait until the weather is nicer.” Smart aleck. The main factor in the decision, though, was that I realized that I like Miatas in general, and they really are some of the most fun you can have for the money. Beyond that, I won’t soon find another in the same condition for the same money.
Tag Archives: 1993
Fifteen years ago my wife and I were newlyweds and our first joint car purchase was a 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Not long after buying the car, I joined the Miata club and started immediately receiving all kinds of catalogs from parts vendors like Moss Motors, MMMiata, and Performance Buyers Club (which is local to me at the time and also has a great Miata-oriented service and repair business). I immediately started circling things in catalogs that I wanted to enhance my Miata, and ended-up buying chrome vent rings, a cupholder to go in the place of the ashtray, stainless steel door sills, and a Racing Beat high-flow intake. We ended-up selling the car before I got any further, and I wasn’t really in a cash position to take the car to the next level anyway.