I sold my Miata some time ago, and I now own a car that makes about 120whp more than my Miata ever did. It also has a sunroof, and I'll tell you, it doesn't even come close to throwing the top down on the Miata. It just hits different.@Dougie, the Miata was in a higher position on my car bucket list than the Insight, but the Insight landed in my lap first. I remember driving one when they first came out and falling in love. If only the Insight were a convertible or the Miata made of aluminum.
I'm thinking of scratching that itch. I have a sunroof that came out of an Insight. The Insight can wind up with a good IMA if you keep the RPMs up. Can it be made to handle like a Miata with that "seat of your pants" feel on the twisties? It does have a weight advantage. Or is a sunroof and windows open never going to replace the convertible top?