What’s not tolerable is the cup-holder situation. Rather than fixed cup-holders, the Miata lets you move them between a storage cubby, a mounting spot behind the gear shift or hanging off of the center tunnel into the passenger area.
I learned, in a deeply inconvenient and unpleasantly sticky way, that this cup-holder can’t really hold back drinks while accelerating gently up a hill. No, that’s how you get Gatorade all over your phone, notebook, pants and loaner vehicle.
Luckily for Mazda, I don’t have cup-holder section.
And the rest of the Miata’s interior is nice enough that you forgive its size-constrained sins. After all, you can’t get a lightweight sports car without sacrifice. To make the pill easier to swallow, Mazda coats the interior with lots of leather and lovely materials. The exterior of the door even wraps over the top and into the interior, giving you a charming strip of brilliant red metal in the tan and black interior.
Mazda’s infotainment remains one of my favorite mainstream systems, even though it constantly notified me of text messages that I didn’t actually get. Despite a more complicated folding top, the RF has also managed to keep the same sized trunk as the Miata rag-top.
By same size, I mean still tiny, but it’s the little victories in life, right?
Source: Tech CNBC
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