Looking at comments in the worst year for cars, someone said the original Mazda Miata gave a much better value for the price than the 2015 Mazda Miata. Did it?

Warning, extremely shallow analysis ahead.

The comment said โ€œ...except the Miata (which is still pretty expensive for a 130hp car)โ€

Just as a comparison of price, the 1991 Mazda Miata had a base MSRP of $14,200, which adjusted for inflation that equals $24,744 today. The 2015 Miata has a MSRP $23,970. So with slightly higher horsepower, and relatively similar weight, the 2015 is cheaper. But the 1991 model still has better value? Sure...

Remember random internet people, inflation is a thing.

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