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A Girl and A Sports Car: My Review of the 2016 MX-5 Miata

Last week, I traveled to Fort Lauderdale to attend the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. While there my friends at Mazda provided me with a 2016 MX-5 Miata for Danyelle and I to travel around in. If you’ve ever traveled to Florida then you already know you will need a nice set of wheels to get around in, especially if you plan on hitting South Beach. In between breaks from the conference, we decided to explore Fort Lauderdale and other city in Florida while testing out the 2016 MX-5 Miata.

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Favorite Features:

Speed: The MX-5 Miata is pretty fast and comes equipped with 6-speeds at 155 Horsepower. It’s the perfect car for those who feel the need for speed, just remember to obey all traffic signs.

Stylish: What I love about riding around in the Mazda Miata was how stylish, yet affordable this car was. Which just goes to show, you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks.

Interior: The 2-passenger Miata is what true sports cars are made of and the perfect car to have if you want to impress your friends. Though small in nature, there were plenty compartments inside the Miata to store your necessities which also included cup holders on both sides.


Audio: I was thoroughly impressed by the Miata’s Bose sound system. We had a blast pumping our favorite tunes as we drove down to South Beach. A great sound system makes a worlds of difference and the Miata didn’t disappoint.

Blind Spot Monitoring System: If you are going to drive a Miata you are going to need to have this system. Since the Miata is a sports car this feature provides and extra safety net while out on the road. Oh and don’t let me forget to mention the car comes with 24 hour roadside assistance, God forbid you should ever need it. It was also equipped with a rear cross traffic alert which is perfect when trying to back out of spaces.

Cloth Convertible Top: One of my favorite features was the cloth convertible top, the entire process was very easy and only took a few minutes. I don’t know what it is but it’s something about letting your hair flow in the Florida wind that puts you in a great mood.


Besides being stylish the Mazda MX-5 Miata is the perfect car for cruising the streets if you want to show off your more adventurous side. Can you believe this car retails for less than $35,000? A sport car at that price,  you can’t beat it! Whether you ride with the top up or the top down you will be in for a real treat when  you drive the MX-5 Miata.

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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