1997 Z3 Roadster; the OppositeLock Roadtrip Review

In 1997, sick of the Japanese eating its lunch with a light-weight, sporty two-seater, BMW revealed its Miata-fighting Z3 roadster. While the Miata remains at the top of every Jalop's list of cheap fun cars, the Z3 is in an awkward position. It isn't faster than the Miata. Its heavier than the Miata. Its more… » 9/21/14 6:26pm Yesterday 6:26pm

NA Miatas Aren't Unreliable: People Are

I felt it necessary to write this article, because somehow people confuse cars that aren't maintained properly over their life, with cars that aren't reliable. When you look at a car like the NA Miata, in the range of 18-25 years old: that's a long time. A long time for parts to wear out and a long time for people… » 9/17/14 7:26pm Wednesday 7:26pm

Why You Shouldn’t Buy An NA Miata

Over the last half-decade or so, Mazda’s Miata has been enjoying something of a reboot of its reputation. Long derided as a car unfit for those packing chest hair, the new line is that it’s a hot, affordable little roadster that offers all of the joys of sports-car motoring without the headaches induced by owning… » 9/16/14 10:41pm Tuesday 10:41pm