I Asked Mazda Miata Owners If They Think Miata Is Impractical and This Is What They Said
Jalopnik wrote its review of the 2017 Mazda Miata two days ago and TorqueNews reacted to it here. We tried to gather information from various places on what Mazda Miata owners thinks of whether a Miata is a practical car. This is what general some owners think based on their opinions.
Practical for My Needs
Some people say Mazda Miata is just practical enough for their needs. They don't think people buy the 2-seater roadster for practicality. Rather, the general opinion is that you buy the car because this is a great little car.
Just practical enough for me and I have a kid on the way.
Miata owners say their car gets them where they need to go. It holds the things they buy and carry in their cars. Miatas also are fun cars to drive with good gas MPG. Take, for example this image by Steven Pham, carrying a large TV, which Steven graciously provided to TorqueNews.com.
If you are an average consumer and a commuter, depending on the size of your consumption and commute, the Miata is a perfectly practical car. I mean look what most people like to carry in their cars: a loptop, cell phone, tablet and other belongings like your purse if you are a woman. If you are single or only husband and wife you also will have light grocery shopping list. There is space for all of these things in your Miata. But if you are looking for a car to give your friends a ride, this is not that car. most Miata owners don't buy this car to give their friends a ride.
Miata is a small and delightfully light weight car if you are single or don't have children to give them a ride to school. If you drive a distance for you work, you can significantly cut on your gas prices as small cars in general get better gas mileage.
Some people think that the limited trunk space is a limitation for Miatas. But that's part of the compromise for the other things you get with this car. As one owner suggested, while the retractable hard top is a good idea, Mazda could save some space if they made it manual top, which could break down and save trunk space. By the way, Don't Miss This Secret Storage Area In the 2017 Mazda Miata and Fiat 124 Spider.
While doing my research I also saw some opinions from the current Mazda Miata owners about whey they think this car is not a practical car.