Here at Jalopnik we like to tout the Miata as being the answer to every question, but let me let you in on a little secret: it's not. In fact, here are ten questions where it's not the answer.
A Miata is nimble and lightweight, which makes it great for avoiding zombies, but what you really need in a zombie apocalypse is brute force. Trust me, I'm an expert. For that, you'd probably want a Hummer H1.
Suggested By: McLarry, Photo Credit: Hummer
The Eunos Roadster. In Europe it's always been called the MX-5.
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I don't know, probably a Honda CR-V? There's nothing wrong with it, but it's surely not going to win the hearts of internet commenters. They're all incensed you didn't buy a brown Jetta TDi SportWagen with a manual instead.
Suggested By: Robert Sorokanich, Photo Credit: Honda
Yes, a Miata will handle itself just fine on a good set of snow tires during the winter but it's not the ultimate snow vehicle. If you need to pummel the snow into submission you can't go wrong with something like a Range Rover, or maybe a Jeep.
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Hey, your Spec Miata car isn't just going to drive itself to the track! Ford's F-450 Super Duty can haul up to 31,200 lbs. That, to use a technical term, is a lot. There's a big debate about whether Ford or RAM has best in class, but either way, you'll get your Miatas to the track easily.
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4.) What Car Should I Buy If I Sunburn Like Crazy And Hate Eating My Hair, But Still Want Cheap RWD Fun?
Great question! The Miata is probably the best RWD bargain but luckily, there are plenty of coupes that'll serve your needs. You could go for a Porsche 944, a Fox-Body Mustang, a 4th Gen. F-Body, a 240SX, a BMW E36 an MR-2, or maybe even a Fiero. Endless choices!
Suggested By: Stef Schrader, Photo Credit: Porsche
That's a tough one because there are so many great choices – Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, Mercedes Pagoda, MGA, Honda S800, etc. I'll probably say the answer to this is the Lotus Elan since it was the template for the Miata, plus "simplify and add lightness, y'all."
No way to beat around the bush here so I'll just say it – the Miata has only two seats. That means it's probably not ideal for transporting your spouse and 2.5 children. A Buick Roadmaster Estate should do the trick with it's rear facing third row seats.
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Probably a Toyota Corolla. Those don't seem to set anyone's hair on fire.
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