Should you buy an MX5 hardtop for your Mazda? Yes. But to let you make that judgment call, let’s look at what would bring you and many other Miata drivers to that conclusion.
You’ll find a hardtop to bring comfort, convenience, and safety.
First of all, how often do you take your car out of the garage? One concern plagues most drivers—theft.
Some choose to not lock their car, rather than shut it up tight and have some hoodlum slice the soft top to try to heist it.
So if you are out at night, driving with a hardtop does one great thing to begin with—it buys you peace of mind.
For whatever reason, the hardtop seems to make your car blend in the crowd, and that means less thieves will notice you. However, a hardtop will make an immediate difference in your driving experience as you will not hear as much road noise. Clip on your new hard top, sit back and listen to the quietness you’ve been missing.
Comfort is mainly your reason for a hardtop. How often do you use your Mazda in the winter, and it takes forever to get warm with that soft top? Winter driving will never be the same once you’ve put the shell on your Miata.
Most hardtops interchange from 2005 and back except after 1994 Mazda began installing rear window heaters, so your comfort level will be even better.
2006 brought the newly designed NC which requires a hardtop unique from the earlier styles. Tall drivers will discover the added benefit of extra headroom with a hardtop, instead of the cramped feeling the soft top may have given them.
Weighing just enough to be rugged, but light enough to install with only one person, or perhaps the help of another, a Mazda MX5 hardtop will be the best gift you’ve given your car.
There are of course different thoughts on how to store your mx5 hardtop, you only need to decide which one is best based upon the size of your garage or storage area.
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