‘Quick Spin’ Ep. 2: Is an Automatic Mazda Miata Even Worth Driving?

Autoweek Staff
·1 min read
Photo credit: Mazda
Photo credit: Mazda

From Autoweek

On this episode of Quick Spin, Wesley Wren is joined by Editorial Director Patrick Carone, who spent time in a 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. While most enthusiasts would opt for a manual Miata, Carone’s tester was an automatic-equipped MX-5.

Powered by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated I4, and backed by that six-speed automatic, this Mazda might not be as potent as the supercars we’re often testing. As we find out from Carone’s experience with the Miata, however, the car isn’t about that. It’s about enjoying the drive.

Carone takes you along with him while evaluating the retractable-hardtop Miata. From dealing with stop-and-go city traffic to throwing the roadster around twisty back roads, you’re right there with him in the windy cabin. He then joins Wren to break down his experience, giving you his perspective on the car and its purpose.

Want to ride along? Tune in below, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever podcasts are played.