There’s no doubt that Texans love high-performance cars. In fact, when the Texas Auto Writer’s Association picks their annual “car of the year,” it’s almost always a powerful sports car. This is likely due to a combination of two factors: the Texan love of all things powerful and the desire for a pleasurable driving experience on the long stretches of Texan highway.
So as a rule, Texans are a fan of sports cars, and residents of Arlington are no exception. To help satisfy the desire for a powerful car that offers a great driving experience, we suggest the Mazda MX-5. It’s a classy little roadster that will meet your desire for a powerful car, a great driving experience, and all the little extras that are particularly valuable in Arlington. Here are the three biggest reasons you’ll want to get a 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Competitive Fuel Economy
Roadsters are hardly known for being the most eco-friendly or fuel-efficient vehicles on the market, but the MX-5 holds its own when it comes to gas mileage. While many roadsters have a highway rating in the low 20s, the Miata sits at a friendly 28 miles per gallon highway.
The MX-5 accomplishes this by combining a surprisingly powerful four-cylinder engine with a thoughtfully designed body and frame, which let the Miata sit at a slim curb weight of 2,400 pounds. For those commuting or those traveling around Texas, the extra efficiency will pay dividends.
A Great Driving Experience
Traffic can get notoriously bad in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington area. Combine this with the long stretches of road outside the metropolitan area, and it should be clear why Texans benefit so much from a stellar driving experience. While great handling usually comes with a steep cost, the 2015 MX-5 Miata comes in with an MSRP of under $30,000. As a result, the MX-5 truly offers the best bang for your buck when it comes to creating an ideal driving experience for yourself.
Critics were especially keen on the “enjoyable manual transmission,” the Miata’s ability to “turn on a dime,” and the fact that the car is — above all else — “fun to drive.” Add that to the fact that the convertible top is easy to operate and helps keep you cool in the hot Texas summers, and it’s clear that the MX-5 will make your time on the road a pleasure.
The Most Reliable Roadster
Beyond the up-front savings of the low MSRP, the Miata’s track record for reliability will save you from extra spending and headaches. In fact, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, the Miata is one of the most reliable cars out there. It even won several J.D. Power and Associates Awards for its quality, dependability, and low maintenance costs.
Of course, all of this is just the tip of the iceberg. When you’re looking for a powerful car that’s fun to drive, the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the best options available.