I'm helping my mom find a car and I suggested that she is better off getting a used nicer car than getting a new econobox. I've been looking at mid-size sedans and today it came across that she's in her 50s and really doesn't have anyone she has to drive around since both my sister and I are grown and driving ourselves. My dad has a van so it's not like they need a real passenger car. I'm going to pitch the idea of a Miata to her and dad to see how they like the idea. I think they will enjoy having something fun to drive and reliable. My mom is a petite lady and having a small car will be much easier for her to drive and park. She drives ten miles to and from work each day and goes to the store a few times a week. They can't drive stick so it will be an automatic if I'm successful. I figure if my dad likes driving my Max as much as he does that he should like a sportier car. How are these cars? As daily drivers? What problems to look for if buying used?