AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection
Winter: the perfect time to test crossovers, snow tires and convertibles, right? Well, maybe not that last one, but anyone who wants to buy a convertible, like this 2013 Mazda MX-5, should know how it fares in all four seasons, not just in drop-top temperatures.
Starting at $23,720 in base MX-5 Sport trim, our tester, the Miata Club, packs on quite a few much-needed extras. For starters, there’s a power hard-top and six gears. The Miata Club trim also adds a sportier suspension with Bilstein shock as well as a mechanical limited slip differential, a set of black aluminium-alloy wheels and an appearance package. These bring the price up to a still respectable $28,465, but those upgrades alone don’t answer the little question of how the MX-5 fared in the snow.
For that you have to read on.