What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Are NB Miatas Actually As Reliable as Everyone Says They Are?

I’m on the hunt for a new DD and came across this NB for sale near me that looks pretty nice and is well under budget. Thing is that my commute is around 25k miles a year (pretty much all highway) so whatever I get is going to have to stand up to that kind of driving and while people consistently praise Miatas for being cheap and reliable, I don’t know if that’s relative to other sports cars or if a 17-year old Miata is actually a defensible choice for an everyday car (practicality notwithstanding). Any high-mileage NB owners care to share their experiences or have some tips for what to look out for when seeing/driving the car in person? Thanks!

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