Unlike my much younger, more robust colleagues, I decided to do a top up test of the Miata. I'm happy to report that even with the top latched, the driving experience is beyond reproach. Of course, the tiny little Miata feels a bit cozier than with the top dropped but I never felt claustrophobic despite the all black-top to bottom, including the inside of the cloth top-interior materials.
What can I add that hasn't already been said in the love letters on the previous pages? The Miata is a masterpiece, whether it's stripped down or dressed up with every available option. I do have one small complaint, though. The shallow, square cupholders are fairly useless for holding circular beverages, a shape which, in my experience, is the standard for most portable liquids. Of course, the cupholders could be triangular and it would be inconsequential.
Jennifer Misaros, Production Editor