Feel a lot safer than when friends do. That said.... If I’m going out for drinks—even just one or two—the thought of taking my car out is anxiety inducing. Luckily Miatas have a built in defense mechanism to avoid driving in this situation while still letting you look good by offering to drive. Observe:
Bonus thought: if you find someone who’s happy to cruise around with the top down when it’s well below freezing, you can chalk that up as a win too!