As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the BMW 135 in the front seats.
The BMW 135 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it more convenient to drive.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 135. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries a much lower Destination Charge than the BMW 135.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a little narrower than the BMW 135, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 135.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the BMW 135, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW 135, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is significantly less powerful than the BMW 135. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less seating than the BMW 135, making the BMW 135 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 135, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The basic warranty of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW 135.
Compare the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2013 BMW 135.
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MSRP*: $23,720 - $29,450
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MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $1,000||Up to $3,000|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 2.99%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.02%||As low as 2.57%|
|City MPG:||21 - 22||19|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$22,424 - $27,836||$40,850 - $44,390|
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