Michael Goncalves 5pts God help me, I am on my FOURTH Miata!!! Three N/As and an N/B (1999).Your article should have included a reference to the lunacy known as MADZAMANIA. People didnt just LIKE the 1989 Madza Miata, they went NUTS OVER IT!!! How nuts? I remember seeing in the Sacramento Bee (up to early 1991) classified ads offering to sell new Miatas for $42,000!!! That's right, sports fans, $42K for a BASE MIATA going for $17K list (base).When I passed Probe at CDI, I wanted my first NEW CAR (1991) and I bought a 1991 Honda Civic CRX-Si (the two seat Pocket Rocket). I bought it for $10.9K untested. The Dealer was taking off the wrapper when I made the mistake of driving it (Hated it-Roof kept hitting my top of the head). I took the cheque back and that dealer was M-A-D!!!My brother rented a Miata in the Army and loved it. I then test drove one with the top up and frankly, I didnt like it (too noisy). The Salesman whined "So when you gonna drop the top?" The moment I did that, a car load of girls SQUEELED--SOLD, I said!!