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:
Once I learned more about the PRHT, I decided to purchase one. The only requirements were that the
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 cargurus.com and autotrader.com. 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
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.
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