Mazda can be thanked for reviving the two-seater drop-top, making, in 1989, the bold decision to produce the Miata. From its inception, this car was supposed to revive the classic British roadster, and it has been a great success story for Mazda. The latest version of the Miata has a 2-liter engine and a retractable hard top, this latter piece giving it a bit of clever practicality.
We love the driving experience we had with this car; its tight steering making for precise turns, and the six-speed shifter pops neatly into each gear. But we are not so crazy about its tech, or lack thereof. Without a navigation system, we were hesitant to go off exploring unknown roads and its lack of iPod integration limited our musical accompaniment.
Check out our 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata review.