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I really, really want a retractable hard-top Miata with all the bells and whistles. Any thoughts on this purchase? I intend to own it a long time - I'm still driving my 91 Shadow with less than 90,000 miles on it. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks ever so!

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Sarah Draley, Automotive Industry Consultant at, Inc. First of all, well done on having such low miles on your *91 Shadow! You*re a model car owner and nothing is more "green" and "earth friendly" than owning a car for a long time. Kudos to you! As for the hard-top Miata, check out and to research it. Both are great tools, but obviously Edmunds is an unbiased website. If you*re ready to buy, try searching the inventory at They specialize in hard-to-find niche vehicles. Plus, you might find a dealership in the northern US that is anxious to sell their convertible inventory in the middle of winter-time! If you choose to sell your Shadow, try listing it on or Also search Ask Patty for a female friendly Mazda dealer near you. Best, Sarah Draley

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