Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Power Retractable Hardtop, Part 3

Why You Should Buy This Car: You are passionate about driving. You like embarrassing Solstice drivers. Power slides are your thing. You drift in your sleep. You understand that for the money, this is the best car on the road.

Why You Shouldn't Buy This Car: You absolutely need to lug around surfboards and half-stacks. I can't really think of another reason. Oh yeah — it's kind of slow.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: Yes
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: Yes
· Hairdressers: Yes
· Penny Pinchers: Yes
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: No
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: Yes

Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Mazda
· Model tested: MX-5 Miata Power Retractable Hardtop (pre-production)
· Model year: 2007
· Price as Tested: (estimated) $23,995
· Engine type: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl with variable valve timing
· Horsepower: 170 hp @ 6700 rpm
· Torque: 140 ft.-lbs. @ 5000 rpm
· Redline: 7000 rpm
· Wheels and Tires: 205/45 R17 tires on 10-spoke alloy wheels/Michelin Pilots
· Drive type: Rear-wheel drive
· 0 - 60: n/a
· 1/4 mile: n/a
· Top speed: n/a (at least 115 mph)
· Fuel economy city/highway: n/a
· NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: n/a

[by Jonny Lieberman]

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Power Retractable Hardtop, Part 1, Part 2 [internal]