Im really lucky, my wife loves our miatas. I was going to buy a donor Miata to get my upgraded 1.8 drivetrain and she actually convinced me to rebuild the 97 for her and even let me buy a 3rd Miata so I could still upgrade my drivetrain.
She loves driving in the mountains and is getting fast enough that she had me grabbing the windshield and door handle last time we went out. When I sold my bike she said she would do at least one track day. Too bad I can't get her to autocross, but she says autocross just happens too fast.
The best part is that she actually likes a miata that "swooshes", she wouldn't mind my miata swooshing like my Jetta. Also we met at school while I was studying mechanical engineering. It's nice to have a wife that not only can help you but actually knows what the hell is going on under the hood.
so happy i moved into a non HOA neighborhood. the dude across the street who has two subarus is always coming over to shoot the **** about what I'm doing to my car. he does engine swaps in his driveway with no garage.
Firs time I went to your place I thought the children of the corn would come out of your lawn. Just because you live in a non HOA neighborhood doesn't mean you get to never cut that corn!
The only whining when driving the Miata is me when I'm driving my wife's BRG. Stock powered POS. She gets mad at me when I'm accelerating and pushing on the dash to make it go faster. She says it's fine. I keep offering to turbo it for her and she says no. Probably just as well. I have zero tickets. She has a couple. When I turboed mine she said that I would catch up to her. So far I haven't even been stopped in it.
If it does anything it makes it worse. The day I bought a ring and put it on her finger...my soon to be wife turned into a distinct person from the hot, fun chick that was my friend and booty buddy.
I'm still trying to find that girl again...and her opinion of the Miata is the least of our problems.
Don't ignore the warning signs. Run away. Run like hell.
She was putting on an act to get the ring. Once you are married she will turn even worse. Many who put on the act just to lure a ring out of you won't maintain their weight, put on makeup, or even do their hair after marriage. You are "stuck like Chuck" at that point. Both eyes open. Keep both eyes open.
Giving her a ring was a test, and she failed. It will get worse as the stakes go up.