I bought this car new 6 years ago and for all intents and purposes, it’s the car that got me into cars. I’ve been driving my NA Miata every day to work instead of the Ralliart since my roommate and I work at the same place and we can take the carpool lane in the NA. That said, I’m still on the fence about it since I need a comfortable 4 door a couple times per month and nothing out there is tickling me very much to replace it.
For now, I’m just going to finish up the maintenance and make a decision later. I just did the transmission fluid and transfer case fluid, bought 4 new struts/springs to install, bought new floor mats, and picked up a new front cross-bar (original one was looking weak).
The prices on these things are all over the place. I suspect that’s a mix of low volume with some cars being more exposed to salt than others. I’ve only ever SEEN 1 other car since I moved to CA 5 years ago.