Bill's 2013 Miata (MX-5) PRHT GT
Purchased:  July 2, 2021

Although I purchased this car 15 months before posting this webpage, I've only just gotten around to taking pictures and creating a web page.

This car is my 6th Miata, in order here's a brief history of these cars:

1.  1990 "A" package
        I've always liked sports cars.  The first time I heard about the Miata, I knew that this was the right car for me.  Sold it 3 years later to purchase the LE Miata.
2.  1993 Limited Edition
       This is the same link as #1.  I sold this car when we purchased a cattle ranch in Missouri and bought 2 pickup trucks.  Sold both trucks when we decided to retire to Florida. 
3.  1997 M-Edition
        Having been without a Miata for a few years and now living in Florida, this was a no-brainer.  We drove this car for many years, then sold it in 2006.
4.  2005 Mazdaspeed
        I was offered a good deal on a new and rare factory supercharged Miata.  Sold it a few years later to buy a 2013 Corvette.  I was not impressed with the Corvette and sold it after one year.
5.  2017 MX-5 GT
        After the Corvette I couldn't wait to get another Miata!  But then 2 years later I sold it and began my search for a PRHT.
6.  2013 PRHT
        The Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT) is IMO the finest option ever offered by Mazda for the Miata.

Once I learned more about the PRHT, I decided to purchase one.   The only requirements were that the car:
        - is a PRHT (duh).  Check the 2017 MX-5 GT link for details why I decided against the RF model.
        - has low mileage.
        - is a GT model.
        - has standard 6-speed transmission.
        - has a red exterior and black interior.
        - is in outstanding condition.

It should be noted that I did find "almost" the exact car I wanted locally, but the exception to my list was that it had an automatic transmission.  I drove it and found that it was "sluggish" compared to my previous stick shift cars, so this was the last time I would ever consider an automatic!

I knew I'd never be able to find exactly what I wanted locally, so I spent a long time studying nationwide ads in and  Ultimately in CarGurus I found what looked like the perfect car for me at a dealership in Bryan, Texas (988 miles from our home in Tucson, AZ).  After discussing the details with the salesman, I gave the dealership my credit card information as deposit and flew out the next day to look at the car.  It was beautiful, so I closed the deal and the day after began an enjoyable 2-day drive west in my new toy.  It should be noted that when I purchased the car it had only 11,129 miles on the odometer, which I believe was unusually low for any 9-year old car!  Of course I immediately added another 1,000 miles to that total!  :)

Since buying the car I've made 3 significant modifications:
        - Replaced the Bose radio with a Sony XAV-AX5500 digital multimedia receiver.
        - Replaced the tiny "peanut whistle" horn with a pair of Farbin air horns.
        - Installed the "SmartTOP" PRHT control module.

I recently mentioned to my local Mazda salesman that if they ever offered a new PRHT Miata (not an RF), I'd buy it.  If not, this should be my last Miata!  :)  I also checked Google to see if there was another sports car which offered a fully removable power hardtop.  I found only one current model ~ the Ferrari California which lists new from $325K and up, too rich my "beer budget"!  A few older Mercedes also offered a PRHT, but these are no longer manufactured.  But, both the Ferrari and the Mercedes PRHT cars had back seats, which IMHO means that these aren't really "sports cars".

The following pictures were taken during during October and November, 2022 . . . click on picture to enlarge.

Both houses photographed from the front. The guest house (at the left) is fully detached from the main house. Note the wide streets, great for a stroll!
The north side of the guest house; the entrance is around the right corner.
The west side of the guest house. The entrance is at the dark green doors to the right of this picture. Note that the house is plain on the outside but gorgeous on the inside!
Behind the green doors is the walkway between the main house and the guest house.
Leather couch and big coffee table.
Credenza with a 200W mini stereo, which will play USB and SD drives, and includes an FM radio. Also included is a USB drive with 4,500(+) songs, mostly from the 1950's and 60's.
China closet, guests are welcome to use the china.
Gas fireplace with remote control. That's a rare autographed picture of Doris Day above the mantle.
You'll be toasty warm on cool nights!
50" 4K HDTV with 260+ cable channels, a DVR, two La-Z-Boy leather rocking recliners, and a handy TV table.
The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc. The refrigerator has a large ice maker and there's a pantry for additional food storage.
Plantation shutters throughout the house.
Dining room.
HUGE bedroom closet totaling nearly 60 square feet, including 24' of hanging clothes rods, 45' of storage shelves, double mirrored doors, and a large storage cabinet.
King size bed with a comfortable Beautyrest® mattress and box springs.
A desk to write letters, read, and/or set up your computer. Fast Ethernet and fast Wi-Fi are both available 24/7.
For your clothes, knick knacks, etc. When you open the cabinet in the middle, you have . . .
. . . a 39" HDTV.
Bathroom; all linens, tissue and TP are provided.
View from the guest house to the north . . .
. . . and to the west.
There is a private rear entrance to the laundry room in the main house. Guests will be provided with detergent, Spray 'n Wash, fabric softener and bleach; all at no extra charge.
A private carport is included as part of your vacation rental.
Enjoy a refreshing dip on warm days . . .
. . . or a warm soak on cool nights!

Click here to see a Mapquest street map showing the property location.

Click here to see satellite pictures of the neighborhood.

Click here to see 42 more photographs showing the property surrounding the guest house.

Click here to see 14 various shots taken within one block of the guest house.

Click here to see 34 photos taken at or near the guest house after a very rare desert snowstorm.

The guest house is located diagonally across the street from the University of Arizona's historic Indian Ridge Hohokam Indian Ruins.  In October, 2008 there was a tour of the site given by the University, click here if you wish to read about this tour.

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