Me And My Car

Soft spot for soft-top roadster

Cardiologist Pinakin V. Parekh says he loves his Mazda MX-5 as much as he loves his wife

The $82,000 third-generation Mazda MX-5 was partially funded by Dr Pinakin V. Parekh's winnings from the game show, Deal Or No Deal.
The $82,000 third-generation Mazda MX-5 was partially funded by Dr Pinakin V. Parekh's winnings from the game show, Deal Or No Deal.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF PINAKIN V. PAREKH

When Dr Pinakin V. Parekh completed his housemanship and became a medical officer in 2008, he marked the milestone by buying his first car - a third-generation Mazda MX-5 soft-top roadster.

Today, the 39-year-old cardiologist is still driving the two-seater. "I have no heart to sell it," he says with a smile.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2021, with the headline 'Soft spot for soft-top roadster'. Subscribe