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2011 mazda mx-5 miata grand touring

condition: good
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 58200
paint color: black
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible

It's at best bittersweet because I love this car, but I'm moving from two cars to one, and the Miata is just not practical as my only car.

Details:

The Good:
Basically the Grand Touring+ version, you get all the standard stuff plus:
Factory installed Bilstein dampers and limited-slip diff
HID headlamps
Keyless entry/ignition
Bluetooth connectivity (I believe phone only, I usually just use the Aux jack)
Premium Bose Sound
Manual transmission, because c'mon
Power Retractable Hardtop (PRHT) - maybe not great for those looking for a track car, but loads better IMO for a daily (or weekend) driver, and only adds ~80 lbs
Low miles - ~58,000, of which about 10,000 are mine
No known mechanical issues - received an oil change 2 weeks ago. Will require a tire rotation. Last owner replaced the battery maybe a year ago.
Only 'major' work done was that the past owner install some Pilot Super Sports to replace the pedestrian all-season tires the original owner had on it
The Special Edition (one of only 750 made) has some nice extra goodies:
Gray leather heated seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and brake lever
Aluminum Pedals
Chrome interior accents
Black Mica paint, which I think is gorgeous when it's clean

The Bad:
I don't know, maybe that the PRHT takes 12s to open/close?

The Ugly:
Has various exterior dings, scratches, etc. Mostly minor, of the runaway shopping cart assassin/neighbor door dinging/curb rubbing variety that you'd likely see of this age car in the Bay Area. I touched up anything where bare metal was showing.
Foggy headlamps. I never did much about them since they work pretty well at night, plus you'd probably have to replace the covers and seals to really fix. Had this issue already from the original owner.
Two of the wheels have some decent curb rash, from the original owner.
The driver's seat has some light damage near the door from the original owner, probably from rubbing against it to get in and out

The Meh:
Currently a bit dirty because of rain, but I have a full interior and exterior detail scheduled. Or if you'd prefer to do that yourself, please let me know.
Various interior squeaks and rattles because convertible. Not nearly as bad as with a soft top though, and are generally fixed easily with some silicone lubricant or tightening a screw or two.
Should be good for another 10,000 miles before needing any more work than an oil change, at which point you'll probably need to change/flush some additional fluids.
The last owner hardwired a USB cable for a dash cam mounted near the rear view mirror. Most of the wiring is not visible, as it's behind the trim/weather stripping.
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