If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

My cars really do complement each other so well.

The weakness of one is the strength of the other.

The Miata is fairly miserable to drive any distance in, with its lack of functional air conditioning, lack o trunk space, stiff springs, and gearing that results in 4200 rpm @ 80mph. Meanwhile, the TA has solid AC, truck like storage capacity, reasonable suspension, and turns something like 1500 rpm @ 80mph.

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The TA excels at stop and go and 55+, while the Miata loves 20-60.

The weight, springs, and solid axle limit the TA’s autoX prowess, whereas the Miata is basically perfect for it. Light and nimble vs. big and torquey.

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I find both of them rather handsome, and I couldn’t be happier to have both around to drive... like once a week (I put the Miata in its garage this morning, and went and got groceries in the TA just now, so I probably won’t drive either until this weekend)

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