Outgoing 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata still winning awards for 5 reasons
When Kelly Blue Book (KBB) named the 2012 Mazda MX-5, for the rest of this article called the Miata,a Ten Best Convertible Road Trip Car, it gave an icon a final award. The 2012 Miata is the last of this current generation. Soon a newly styled 2013 Mazda Miata will be born and the result may be fantastic, or it may be tiny. Sports car fans the world over wait with baited breath. In a press release today, Mazda quotes KBB as saying "whether tracing sinuous back roads or circling simple freeway on-ramps, few cars can better transform those arcs into pure joy than the Mazda MX-5 Miata." Let’s look at 5 reasons why this generation Miata is worthy of being called a 10 best road trip car.
1) The sense of speed. During test days auto writers often find themselves driving super cars, exotic cars, sports cars and many 6 figure convertibles back to back. Any one of them will tell you that on public roads the Miata is maybe the most fun of any automobile on the planet to drive. When one is tearing around back roads, shifting, hanging out the rear end a bit, redlining the engine, and then passes a police car the instinct is to look down. More often than not the car is not far above the posted speed limit. The Miata is blessed with a great sense of speed even at slow miles per hour. That makes it a blast to drive.