2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Miata was bought for the sole purpose of being my fun car to take autocrossing and do track days with since the M5 had issues with being flogged around the track.  It also marks the first time I owned more than one car at a time – which for me was a whole new experience.  It almost feels like you were cheating on the other car when you drive the second vehicle – I know it sounds weird and all but I’m sure a lot of people feel like that at first but just don’t want to admit it.

The Miata was stock for a few months until I got tired of the fender gap between the tires and the top of the wheel wells, it was so large you could put your fist between the tire and the fender and still have room to move up and down.  I fixed the fender gap by purchasing a set of Ohlins coilovers (a very nice setup, btw) and transformed the look and the handling of the vehicle.  I also ended up finding the Miata’s power to be a little on the short side so I purchased a new exhaust, midpipe and header to try and get the car breathing better.  I only got the exhaust and midpipe on the car when I realized I could never get the power I wanted out of the car cheaply, so I put the Miata up for sale and began looking for a new second car.  Once the car sold, I used the proceeds to purchase the 911.