Originally Posted by epb
Yep, it's amazing how little space is in the Solstice. We've gotten by for weekend trips, but I'd take the Z4 M Coupe for a serious road-trip. Re. the convertible issue: some people would drive top down as long as it's not raining - dead of winter, blazing sun, whatever...
Guilty. Sometimes top down even if it is raining. If you are moving at a reasonable clip you hardly get wet. Drove from Phonix to Tucson on I10 top down while raining once, only water that was hitting me was the little bit pooling at the top of the window.
Originally Posted by Decahedron
Sometimes a ten minute drive with the top down is all that you need to destress the entire day. It's wonderful. Also, be aware the convertibles=hearing loss, period. From a Geo drop top to a Bentley, its bad. I keep 2 pairs of earplugs in my car, and use them on the highway. Besides, good ear plugs just drown out stuff you dont want to hear. I can still carry on a conversation at the same level/listen to music. '94 (the best year
) miata owner checking in!
Originally Posted by bowman9000
Another Miata (90!) owner checking in: I agree i can't have one as the only car. But as a 2nd car it's a blast. Sure it's not fun to drive in the cold/wet/hot weather, but makes you always look forward to the spring/fall/cool summer time. That's when you really really want to extend your mundane trips and find new backroads.
My 2004 Miata is my only car. The secret is a detachable luggage rack
Originally Posted by sjd
I had a 2006 MX-5 (pic to the left) and now have a 2010 MX-5. Mine is a softtop as I don't care for retractible hardtops. I love it. It's great on the track (mine isn't stock) and great on the street. My wife and I have done several long trips in it and during the summer I daily drive it. My son loves it as well, especially when I pick him up from school since all the other kids are being picked up in minivans or SUV's. Having said that, the MX-5 and S2000 are the only convertibles (roadsters, really) I would buy, mostly because they are designed like that from the get go. In every other case I always prefer the coupe over the convertible option, Cayman over Boxster, etc. There isn't a single four seat convertible I would buy.
Roadsters are a blast (even more so on a track top-down, feels fabulous).