21 Boxster GTS 4.0 - Night Blue
6'4 here... so I get it, and yeah, my head was snug against the roof of the RF model.Sadly I am too tall for the mazda. I sat in one in the showroom, and had several chuckles along with "I don't think you fit in that" Rule one in a vert - you don't want to be looking over the windshield.
I too have owned a Spitfire (30 years), a GT6 (20 years), a Fiat 124 Spyder (or Spider if you prefer), and a TR6 (which wasn't running and which I never found the time to restore before someone bought it from me).Over the years I have had a Triumph Spitfire, a Triumph TR6, a Fiat 124 Spyder, a Mazda Miata and a Porsche Boxster.
When I started looking for what ended up as my 718 Cayman I considered the new Miata-based Fiat 124 because of how much I liked the original 124. The interior felt a little claustrophobic but okay. However the protrusion in the passenger footwell, space for the catalytic converter I was told, was a show-stopper for my DW.However the ND has something impinging on the side of the passenger footwell
They may have changed the naming convention at some point but I believe Miata was its original name in the US, perhaps changed eventually to MX5 Miata. If they dropped the name Miata it would have been recently. Most people here call it the Miata, as far as I know.Isn't 'Miata' an unofficial nickname?
No that was the official name in the USA and Canada. Here in Australia, only MX5 people have ever heard the name Miata, but none use it.
It is easily one of my favorite cars I have ever owned. I own an ND1 and an ND2, ND2 being the latest one.You learn something new every day 😉
I've actually been looking at 'miatas' lately. Something fun to drive and not worry too much about stone chips or parking damage. A nice 2.0L ND. The latest one with the slight boost in power over the original ones.
Is it an RF? I like softt ops better but it makes more sense to buy a hardtop if it will spend half its time parked outside. Just wondering if the top open experience won't be too limited. Guess I'll find out soon. Looking at this guy tomorrow:It is easily one of my favorite cars I have ever owned. I own an ND1 and an ND2, ND2 being the latest one.
I'm not sure if it is a different setup in your country, but in Australia the roof open/close standard process was a bit of a pain. Not a one touch operation, ie, Have to keep finger on the button. Car must be stationary or travelling at less than 10kph. I installed the smartTop Module to manage those issues.
Mine are both soft top. The ND2 is that same color as the one you are looking at. As you know, the soft top does go up and down more quickly. I don't know if the RF negatively impacts top down experience, but I did notice buffeting from the C-pillars with the top open, windows down, and rear window open (or closed). Maybe something for you to look at in your test drive. Buffeting that is louder than the ST when top down.Is it an RF? I like softt ops better but it makes more sense to buy a hardtop if it will spend half its time parked outside. Just wondering if the top open experience won't be too limited. Guess I'll find out soon. Looking at this guy tomorrow: