Is The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Well Loved For Its 'Retractable Fastback?'

Jun 21, 2017 04:44 AM EDT | Paul Urban

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF having its "Retractable Fastback" is unique, but is it well-loved?
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The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is unique in its own right. It's electronically operated hard top is one of a kind. It is also considered one of the more affordable in its kind, which is easily embraced by car enthusiasts and industry experts alike.

However, is this really the case? The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, with RF that means "Retractable Fastback" is obviously making waves. It doesn't give one the entire open air experience but its electronic mechanism takes it a notch higher. Do fans like it like this or do they prefer the typical manually foldable soft top of the base Miata?

It really depends altogether. While some prefer manually operating the soft top, the convenience one gets from having the hardtop electronically operated is unbridled. For one, the Miata RF roof stows in 14-seconds with just one touch of a button. Its wonders are quick for deploying in quick 6 mph. This is considerably better than getting off the car and manually stowing or using the soft top when the situation calls for it.

The Miata has retained its solid followers for over 30 years. The primary reason is its soft top convertible, the hardtop, and of course, the new RF. Moreover, its affordable price tag is also one of its major "come on."

At one point, a car enthusiast would want to own a convertible. Nothing compares to driving with the top down, feeling the gentle cool spring or summer breeze brushing against one's face. However, this dream happens to remain as just that — a dream. Why? Because of the steep prize.

For those who are not keen on the brand, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is an option definitely hard to pass. This is definitely much more affordable compared to, say, its BMW or Porsche counterparts.

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF only retails for $31,555. Come on, this is only a fraction compared to its luxury counterparts. It may not be as powerful and top-notch as the more expensive competitors, but who cares if it gives the same experience altogether anyway?

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