There's been plenty of top-down motoring with our long-term MX-5 Miata halfway through our year.

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In six months, the MX-5 Miata has been on the race track, around an autocross, taken numerous road trips and has even proved to be a capable camera car.

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Our long-term Mazda MX-5's soul red paint job is worth the extra $300 charge. It's quite the looker.

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Our Club model has proved itself around GingerMan Raceway numerous times already.

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We have no complaints about power from the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 155 ponies. Would more be nice? Sure, but it's definitely not necessary in this lightweight roadster.

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The engine's 34 mpg EPA rating on the highway has come in handy for road trips.

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Our Miata's forged BBS wheels not only look good, but deliver benefits on track with their lighter weight.

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Front Brembo brake calipers are good on track, but more aggressive brake pads are a must before we go back.

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Swapping in high-temp brake fluid will be the other thing we do before we hit the race track again.

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So far, there's not much we would change about our long-term Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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