When I had the opportunity to drive Mazda's redesigned MX-5 Miata, it was back during a warm snap last November. Now it's time to give you my thoughts on it when driving convertibles is more in sync with life.
This is not your father's Miata, or even the one you may have driven just a few years ago. This one is a bit bigger, even stiffer, with a wider stancealthough the wheel arches on the body take away some of that cool roadster look the older design had. As a result, this one is less cute and more aggressive, reminiscent of BMW's Z3 roadster.
On the road you have to pay attention, because the steering is so quick (and fun to work) that any distraction may find you wandering in your lane.
I found the manual top easy to lower with one hand while sitting in the driver's seat. My wife liked the fairly large trunk for a roadster, which in her words, made the car the perfect "grandparents car"fun to drive while having lots of room to haul presents for the grandkids.