A-List Rides: Miata Magic In The 2018 Mazda MX-5
So it is 11:50am ET and I’m in Starbucks near my house, about 8 miles and a 25 minute ride in moderate traffic from the CNN building in downtown Washington, DC. Something told me to check the email for my appearance on CNN’s sister channel HLN again. Once I did, I realized that despite me thinking I was live on TV at 12:45pm ET; I was scheduled to be live at 12:30pm ET.
So I panicked! I grabbed my green tea with lemonade and the low fat turkey bacon breakfast sandwich and bolted through the door. I jumped in the 2018 Mazda MX-5 (affectionately called the Mazda Miata) and said a prayer to God that He would keep the police away as I sped downtown. Thank God He did!
I zoomed downtown in a manner that I shouldn’t probably mention in this story, but since we’re talking about a sports car I thought I’d tell the truth. The MX-5 gripped the road and the handling was perfection. Effortlessly I shifted gears and maneuvered trying to make sure I didn’t miss this live TV appearance.
When I got downtown, it was 12:14pm ET. Not sure how I made that 25-minute trek in 14 minutes, but I did thanks to the Mazda MX-5. I parked by CNN, dashed into the building, ran through makeup and was in the chair just in time for the topic I was doing that day.
Suffice to say, this sports car – ranked no. 1 by U.S. News & World Reports in Sports Cars and Convertibles – aided in my swift drive into the city. Its athletic handling made me feel comfortable despite its small size and clearly, this car is fast.
The retractable soft-top convertible model I drove is a newer offering for the 2018 model. Mazda is offering a variety of colors and trims for MX-5 as well. There’s also a 7.0-inch infotainment display with rotary controller, HD radio compatibility, and a proximity key with push-button start with every trim.
This car is stylish, has modern features and really is what you desire in a sports car. It’s no every day vehicle, as the trunk space is very small. But you’re not getting this car for the cargo room anyway.
Spin Control: High performance, great gas mileage, wonderful reviews and auto rankings and a starting price of $25,295, the Mazda MX-5 is a sports car worth treating yourself to.
Status: A+ LIST
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