Miata has all the right moves

Written by on September 17, 2013 in Cars and Chicks, Perspectives, Trends - 14 Comments

IMG_7978A woman never forgets her one true love. Other suitors may come and go, but the fire and joy of those deeply magical moments stay with her forever.

And so it is with the Miata. I fell for this marvel of a car years ago, and have never been able to get it out of my system. Not that I ever really tried. It’s stylish and nimble, in a league of its own. A classic roadster, with all the power and speed anyone really needs. IMG_8006

I didn’t think it was possible, but the 2013 Miata was sexier than ever. My satiny silver tester had fierce 17-inch gunmetal gray wheels, and a black hardtop convertible roof. Opening the door, I sank into its embrace, as welcoming as a lover’s caress.  One look told me everything I had to know – there were no fancy lights, monitors, or mysterious gauges. No, this car was meant to be driven, plain and simple.


It leapt forward at my slightest whisper, and eagerly devoured the road. Blissfully, we drove along, rejoicing in the warm scent of newly mown grass and sun-soaked asphalt. The gears seemed to ripple under my nudging fingertips, floating from one to the next. Accompanied by the honeyed snarl of the exhaust, we flew along the highway, wrapped in ecstasy.


And as we passed other cars, drivers pretended not to notice how much fun we were having. There they were, enclosed in their steel and glass cocoons, drudging along the road, while we giggled and went a little faster than we should. Feeling light headed and light hearted, the Miata seduced me over and over again. This is a car that knows how to please a driver. This is a car that has all the right moves, and responds to every touch.

IMG_7995Because with the Miata, it’s a consummately pure driving experience. Your every contour is snugly and firmly cradled so that you can focus on the road ahead. It doesn’t just hug the curves, it teases, and then envelopes them. Every trip, no matter where, no matter how long or short, feels like an indulgence because it is. This is what driving is meant to be. There are no sensors or systems to distract you because, let’s face it, if you need a backup camera to park a Miata, you don’t deserve to be in there. This isn’t a nanny state you’re driving around!

Finally, we came home and pulled into our tiny parking spot, fit for a Miata. The convertible top quietly rose and hugged the windshield.

And I went upstairs. And had a cigarette.


14 Comments on "Miata has all the right moves"

  1. Cassi September 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm · Reply

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a silver Miata before. You used such vivid descriptions for everything!

    • Krystyna Lagowski September 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm · Reply

      And a silver Miata is just as gorgeous and cool as you might think it would be. Thanks for the compliment – but when I’m inspired, it’s hard to keep a lid on me …

  2. Debra Yearwood September 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm · Reply

    What fun and good to enjoy the last of the warm days with such a sexy car. I am curious t see what you do for fun in the winter months.

    • Krystyna Lagowski September 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm · Reply

      Oh Debra, the fun will go on and on. As a Canadian yourself, you know that we don’t let a little winter get in the way of enjoying ourselves. : )

  3. Niekka McDonald September 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm · Reply

    Congrats!! Miata’s are very cute cars.

    • Krystyna Lagowski September 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm · Reply

      Niekka, you said it. They’re cute, quick and affordable. Just had the time of my life!

  4. Mark Brody September 18, 2013 at 1:04 am · Reply

    I have never driven a Miata, or even been a passenger in a Miata before, but I know the blissful feeling that a comfortable ride can provide. My 1986 Gold Grand Am provided that to me for several years. Now that you describe your ride, I almost feel compelled to go for a test drive… 🙂

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Krystyna Lagowski September 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm · Reply

      You do develop an emotional attachment to a car that feels great when you’re driving. After all, you’re spending a lot of quality time together. I’ll bet you miss your Grand Am, and that it was a fabulous car. They sure don’t make them like that any more – not a cliche, but true : ))

  5. Arleen September 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm · Reply

    I could never understand why my husband loves his convertible so much. I get in and it blows my hair, I am worried about getting sunburned. He says can’t you feel the freedom and you know I will have to agree with that The Miata looks like an adorable car.

    • Krystyna Lagowski September 26, 2013 at 2:56 am · Reply

      Oh, convertibles aren’t good for hair, that’s for sure. I never wear hats and like to cultivate that “just rolled out of bed” look, so messy hair doesn’t bother me. I used to wear baseball caps when driving a convertible, but prefer the feel of the wind in my hair. Not for everyone, I know.

  6. Jeri September 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm · Reply

    I bet that was on satisfying cigarette! I’m with Arleen though when it comes to convertibles. I’ve never been a wind in my hair type of driver. I don’t even like it when a floor fan blows on me 😉

    • Krystyna Lagowski September 26, 2013 at 2:59 am · Reply

      Fortunately, the Miata comes with a hardtop roof so you and I could go for a ride any time, Jeri. It’s funny that I don’t like fans either – they make my eyes water too much – but I don’t mind driving convertibles. I guess it’s the total experience that I enjoy. : ))

  7. Becc September 23, 2013 at 1:13 am · Reply

    You had me at silver and convertible!

    • Krystyna Lagowski September 26, 2013 at 3:00 am · Reply

      Yes, there’s just nothing wrong with a silver convertible, is there? Especially when it’s a little pocket rocket like the Miata!

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