With two and a half decades of heritage backing it the Mazda Miata is an automotive icon and a car that really has no direct competition in North America today. The Nissan 370Z is expensive and inefficient; the Ford Mustang is heavy and crude; the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ duet is hampered by non-removable roofs.
“The pool gets really shallow at this point” Hall noted, going on about the lack of choices in this “segment.” But still he threw one other potential option out of left field.
“Personally I think the GTI is a great car to drive” he said, adding “It’s wrong wheel drive but it’s a damn good wrong wheel drive.” Plus this Volkswagen is a hatchback and offers tons of interior space
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Bringing all of this full Circle Hall said “my first recommendation to him would be to track down a low-mileage first-generation Miata from some rust-free environment like California, Nevada or Arizona.”
So there you go, Mike. “Go out and buy Miata… It’s a no brainer” Hall said, adding that either new or certified pre-owned “it’s not a car you could go wrong with, full stop.”
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