...a 1991 base model (1.6L, 5-speed, steel wheels, crank windows). It wasn’t much of a ride - a couple of blocks between facilities at work - but even so I can see the appeal. It reminded me of my friends’ ‘62 Sprite, just newer.

The interior seemed well put together - quite sparse - and was overall a decent place to be. I was fairly impressed with the overall build quality as well from my brief time in it. I can also see that, at least in the passenger seat, I wouldn’t want to spend an extended period of time in it. It might have something to do with the fact that I don’t believe the passenger seat could be lowered, but I’ve never really been able to get too comfortable just sitting in Miatas of any generation.

Still, it has me looking at that era of Mazdas now - I wonder how the FC RX-7 compares from a build quality perspective...