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Gotta Be Quicker Than That – 30th Anniversary Miata Sells Out in Four Hours

If you’re a diehard Miata enthusiast living in the United States and you had your heart set on buying one of the five hundred 30th Anniversary Edition models allocated to America, well, you’ll just have to wait for the secondary market. Within four hours of the introduction of the special edition, all of those U.S. […] The post Gotta Be Quicker Than That – 30th Anniversary Miata Sells Out in Four Hours appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, United States, Autos, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, MX-5, Anniversary Edition


Chicago Celebration: Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition

Mazda is celebrating the original Miata’s 1989 debut at the Chicago Auto Show by taking the wraps off a 30th Anniversary Edition of the MX-5 at the same locale. Limited to just 3,000 units worldwide, the special edition will be offered as both the ragtop convertible and hardtop RF. Like previous anniversary editions of the famous […] The post Chicago Celebration: Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Autos, New Cars, Special Editions, Chicago Auto Show, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, MX-5, Happy Anniversary, Mazda Miata MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition


Retiree Trades Quintet of Toyota MR2s for One Mazda MX-5

Last week, a retired college professor walked into Missouri’s Coad Toyota with an interesting proposal. He was willing to part with five first-generation Toyota MR2s as a trade-in for a gently used 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Considering the amount of maintenance five vintage MR2s must require, maybe he’s not the absolute madman we initially presumed. Since […] The post Retiree Trades Quintet of Toyota MR2s for One Mazda MX-5 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Missouri, Classic Cars, Autos, Toyota, Mazda, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, Dealer News, Vintage cars, Toyota MR2, Mk1 Toyota MR2, Coad Toyota


Mazda’s New Engines Will Test Whether Buyers Can Still Stomach a ‘Car’

Showroom visitors in June continued carrying Mazda in a positive sales direction, even as those same buyers continue to shy away from the brand’s car portfolio. Hold on — that’s not necessarily correct. On a year-to-date basis, all of Mazda’s passenger cars sit in the red, but the sensuously styled Mazda 6 sedan, fresh from yet […] The post Mazda’s New Engines Will Test Whether Buyers Can Still Stomach a ‘Car’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Engines, Mazda, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, Product Planning, Mazda 6, Mazda 3


QOTD: The Last of the Fun, Attainable Sports Cars?

Judging from a quick perusal of Twitter, 98 percent of auto journos eat, sleep, and work behind the wheel a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and the remaining 2 percent daily drive a bizarre French car or perhaps some 1970s Saab. It’s possible a few own a Ford Mustang. This is a highly unscientific tally, mind you. […] The post QOTD: The Last of the Fun, Attainable Sports Cars? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Autos, Saab, Qotd, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, Question of the Day, Ford Mustang This


Zoom-Zoom: Mazda MX-5 Gets More Power and a Higher Redline for 2019

Affectionately known as the Miata, Mazda’s MX-5 roadster is a throwback to an era when fun cars were simple. While its evolution included obligatory tech and safety updates, that’s about all the manufacturer added. The recipe for the spry little convertible has always been to deliver a mechanically simple, lightweight, and sporting automobile that adheres […] The post Zoom-Zoom: Mazda MX-5 Gets More Power and a Higher Redline for 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, New Cars, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, Product Planning, Miata Mazda, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata


2019 Mazda MX-5: More Power and a Steering Wheel That Zooms?

For 2019, Mazda seems ready to offer two things MX-5 Miata buyers have long demanded: more power, plus a steering wheel that reaches towards the driver, instead of just tilting. These are big changes for a model where every minor detail is fussed over by engineers and enthusiasts alike. The changes are detailed in a […] The post 2019 Mazda MX-5: More Power and a Steering Wheel That Zooms? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, New Cars, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, Product Planning, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata


Mazda’s MX-5 Available With Cherry On Top For 2018

Mazda is offering driving enthusiasts a late Christmas gift by touching up the Miata for 2018 with a bevy of welcome options and a handful of all-inclusive improvements. Even though nobody complained about the fourth-generation MX-5’s on-road behavior, the manufacturer still tweaked its rear suspension and steering for 2018. It also says it made efforts […] The post Mazda’s MX-5 Available With Cherry On Top For 2018 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Roadsters, Convertibles, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, MX-5, 2018 Mazda MX-5, MX-5 Club, MX-5 Sport, Rag Top


Mazda Reveals a Treasure Trove of MX-5 Miata Design History, Shows How We Got the Fourth-gen ND Miata

The end result is tasty. Maybe the narrow headlamps are sliced too thinly; the hood cut line that intersects with the housing too obvious. Perhaps the rear end could use a bit more breadth. The wheels still appear a bit small from some angles. But the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata — known in Mazda circles […] The post Mazda Reveals a Treasure Trove of MX-5 Miata Design History, Shows How We Got the Fourth-gen ND Miata appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Industry, Autos, Mclaren, Sports Cars, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Miata, Car Design, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, MX-5, 2016 Mazda MX-5, ND Miata


Mazda Japan enters the MX-5 Miata restoration business

From its 1989 debut through its 1997 end of production, Mazda built over 400,000 first-generation (NA, in Mazda-speak) MX-5 Miatas. Japan, where the model is known as the Eunos Roadster (or simply Roadster), accounted for sales of around 120,000 NA Miatas, and of these, roughly 23,000 are still on the road. Thanks to the efforts of passionate owners, Mazda Motors Corporation in Japan will soon begin a restoration program for NA Miatas, and is also lobbying suppliers to put a variety of OEM par...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Restoration, Mazda, BRIDGESTONE, Mazda Miata, Mazda North America, Mazda MX-5, Hemmings Daily, Restorations And Preservations, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Japanese vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, Nardi, Restoration Parts, NA Miatas


Mazda MX-5 Miata Sales Are Rising in America; Fiat 124 Spider Isn’t as Lucky

July 2017 was the first month in which we could ascertain the year-over-year U.S. sales direction of the one-year-old Fiat 124 Spider. That direction is down. In fact, the rate of year-over-year decline — 124 Spider sales fell only 6 percent in a passenger car market that was down 15 percent — was by no means […] The post Mazda MX-5 Miata Sales Are Rising in America; Fiat 124 Spider Isn’t as Lucky appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Industry, Fca, Autos, Fiat, New Cars, Roadsters, Convertibles, Mazda, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Fiat 124 Spider, Fiata, July 2017 Sales


2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review – How Much Extra Will You Pay for Less Convertible?

Got $2,755? That’s how much extra coin Mazda wants in order to swap out the 2017 MX-5 Miata’s soft top, install a pair of buttresses, and replace the soft top with a foldable, targa-style hard top. You’re not just paying $2,755 extra for the seasonal benefits of a hard top. At least half of those two-thousand-seven-hundred-and-fifty-five additional […] The post 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review – How Much Extra Will You Pay for Less Convertible? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Sports Cars, Car Reviews, Roadsters, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda Mx-5 Rf, 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF, Miata RF Review


Long-term Review: Starting a life with the Mazda Miata

This Mazda MX-5 Miata is my only car, but it’s not that simple. I woke up yesterday and wafted my The post Long-term Review: Starting a life with the Mazda Miata appeared first on egmCarTech.
Tags: Featured, Autos, 2017, Roadsters, Convertibles, ND, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Miata, Mazda MX-5, Small Cars, Mazda Reviews


2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata One Month Long-Term Update: Life Gets In The Way

Since purchasing my 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata out of a driveway in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia little more than one month ago, I have not driven the car nearly as much as I’d hoped to. Surprised? Of course not. I’m a relatively young father of two little ones. I have taken on increased responsibilities at […] The post 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata One Month Long-Term Update: Life Gets In The Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Cole Harbour Nova Scotia, Mazda MX-5, Long-term Tester, Ttac Long-termer, 2004 Mazda Mx-5 Miata, long-term Miata


How a Single O-Ring Almost Ended a Race Weekend

Our race weekend at New Jersey Motorsports park was months in the making and the MX-5 Cup car known as Marylin finally felt solid. We arrived late, so the plan was to pull the car off the trailer, complete an ABS calibration, and then head back to the hotel to get a little rest before the […] The post How a Single O-Ring Almost Ended a Race Weekend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Editorials, Autos, Mazda, AER, Mazda MX-5, Marylin, Trackday Diaries, Auto Parts, Mx-5 Cup, American Ednurance Racing, Auto Parts Stores, New Jersey Motorsports


Mazda’s MX-5 RF – a targa coupe for (almost) all seasons

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF. Photos by author. For those with a passion for driving, a preference for corners over quarter-miles, and a limited budget, Mazda’s MX-5 Miata has represented a solid and logical option since its 1989 introduction. While the automaker has teased MX-5 coupe designs over the years, none has made it to market (in America, anyway) – until now. When the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF (for Retractable Fastback) from the press fleet was dropped off at Hemmings world headquarters, your humble a...
Tags: America, Autos, Fiat, ND, Mazda, Brembo, Hemmings, Miata, Joneses, Mazda MX-5, Hemmings Daily, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Japanese vehicles, Coupes, Mazda Mx-5 Rf, Targa Top


What Car Did I Buy? Droptop Desires Got The Better Of Me, It’s Time To Supplement The Family Minivan

Intending to ask your advice before I actually made a purchase, I was left alone with no family to entertain me last Friday night and, well, something happened. To go along with our long-term 2015 Honda Odyssey EX, I exchanged a large sum of cash for a new vehicle. Tell people what you’re going to name your […] The post What Car Did I Buy? Droptop Desires Got The Better Of Me, It’s Time To Supplement The Family Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, Car Buying, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Jeep, Convertible, Bmw 3 Series, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Jeep Wrangler, Used Car, Car Buying Tips, Mazda MX-5, Pre-owned Vehicles


Mazda MX-5 RF showcased at BIMS 2017

Priced at 28,00,000 baht (INR 52,61,113.28). The Mazda MX-5 RF had its global...
Tags: Autos, Mazda, Mazda MX-5, BIMS 2017


This is How the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Car Is Built

The Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car is one of the most affordable, ready-to-race cars on the market today. The racer starts as a fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 and receives over 250 changes to become track ready. Mazda wanted the cars to be built to a single spec, so it tapped Long Road Racing to be the sole […] The post This is How the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Car Is Built appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Editorials, Autos, Motorsports, Mazda, Mazda MX-5, MX-5, Global MX-5 Cup, Long Road Racing, MX-5 Cup Car, Global Mazda


Mazda MX-5 Cup Finally Gets a Hardtop

Since its introduction in 2014, the Mazda MX-5 Cup global racing car has been an old-fashioned, open-top competition machine reminiscent of the road racers of the 50s. But that limited the number of racing categories it could qualify for. The issue has now been resolve with the availability of a bespoke hardtop exclusively designed for the racing car.  The new removable Mazda MX-5 Cup hardtop is a track-only factory option and it is a pricey one: $4,420. They don’t offer it for the road goin...
Tags: Nasa, Autos, Motorsport, Mazda, David Cook, SCCA, Mazda Motorsports, BFGoodrich, Mazda MX-5, Mazda MX-5 Cup


My $1.8 Million Fleet in 2016 – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Over the last year, the PR departments of 12 automobile manufacturers delivered 38 new vehicles to my driveway. Scheduling quirks and limited autumn availability saw that number slide from 2015, but week-long exposure to new vehicles was nevertheless extensive in 2016. It’s a good gig. Sure, we work hard to maintain GoodCarBadCar.net — Mrs. Cain […] The post My $1.8 Million Fleet in 2016 – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, 2016, Acura MDX, Toyota Prius, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, Ford F-150, Fiat 500x, Goodcarbadcar, Hyundai Veloster Turbo


Official: Mazda MX-5 Arctic Special Edition

Mazda is planning to kick off 2017 with a new special edition of the best-selling roadster. The Mazda MX-5 Arctic will hit the showrooms in February bringing Blue Reflex Metallic paint, high intensity silver wing mirrors and windscreen surround, plus some special goodies as well as more equipment for the interior, all for £20,995. That makes the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Arctic Special Edition fairly good value, considering they are only making 400 copies of the thing. They will all be based on the 1....
Tags: UK, Arctic, Autos, Mazda, Mazda MX-5


BBR Mazda MX-5 NC ‘Super 175’

The owners of the previous generation MX-5 who, for whatever reason, decided not to upgrade to the new model will be chuffed to know there is still one tuner thinking about their car and coming up with fresh upgrade packages for it. This is the BBR Mazda MX-5 based on the NC model and it has a new Super 175 kit for the 1.8-litre engine. This package follows the Super 200 which was designed for the 2.0 liter models and brings in similar modifications for the 1.8 naturally aspirated engine. BB...
Tags: Autos, Mazda, NC, BBR, Mazda MX-5, Tuning


One-Millionth Mazda MX-5 Ends World Tour at L.A. Autoshow

There wasn’t much fuss about it, but when Mazda produced the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 Miata in April they sent it on a tour of the world as an elaborate way of marking the occasion. Throughout the year the milestone Miata covered much of the earth across Asia and Europe, and it is now poised to finish its North American leg of the journey at the Los Angeles Autoshow later this month. The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 hit the American shores just in time for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, California, Boston, Autos, East Coast, South, Gulf, Midwest, Mazda, Miata, Robert Davis, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Mazda MX-5, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion


Mazda MX-5 Concepts Debut at SEMA

As the 2016 SEMA show opens its doors to visitors at Las Vegas convention center Mazda reveals the two MX5 concepts they promised will knock our socks off. One of them, the MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution, we have seen before. We are more excited about the new Mazda MX-5 RF Kuro. The Kuro is based on the new fastback version of the sports car and features a stealthy satin black finish as its main highlight. Basically a road-going MX-5 Global Cup race car, Mazda MX-5 RF Kuro also boasts adjust...
Tags: Autos, Las Vegas, Mazda, Evo, Brembo, Miata, SEMA, BFGoodrich, Mazda Global, Mazda MX-5, Tuning


Special Edition Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution & RF Get ready for 2016 SEMA Show

If you live in Las Vegas and love custom-built cars, one-off concepts and futuristic prototypes, then the 2016 SEMA Show is the right place to be, starting the 1st of November. You will also get to enjoy two hot MX-5s models, specially built for the auto show. We are looking here at two special models based on the Speedster Evolution and an RF hardtop with the Kuro body styling. Each one represents a different approach of the MX-5. As we can depict from the photos, both models look smashing wit...
Tags: Featured, Autos, Las Vegas, Special Edition, Mazda, SEMA, Mazda MX-5


SEMA Preview: Mazda MX-5 Concepts

With only a few days remaining to the 2016 SEMA tuning show in Las Vegas, Mazda unveiled two MX-5-based concepts they have prepared for the event. The Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution and Mazda MX-5 RF Kuro concepts represent extreme versions of both variants of the sports car, with the former being a second go at last year’s concept. Yep, Mazda MX-5 Speedster was first seen at 2015 SEMA, but this year it comes with an ‘Evolution’ badge stuck to the end of its name and what that means is Mazda...
Tags: Autos, Mazda, Goodrich, SEMA, Mazda MX-5, Tuning, Mazda Mx-5 Rf


Mazda MX-5 RF UK Pricing Announced

Following the announcement about the cost of the new hard-top Mazda MX-5 RF the Japanese company has now revealed how much the British customers of this car will have to pay for it. If we cut to the chase, it starts from £22,195 and goes up to £28,995 depending on the engine and trim level. The Brits are a roadster loving nation in spite of their often terrible weather, so one cannot see a big market for an awkward looking version of the world’s most popular open-top sports car in Blighty. S...
Tags: UK, Autos, Mazda, Alcantara, Mazda MX-5, Piano Black, Mazda Mx-5 Rf


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF: Folding Fastback Fun Starts at $32,390

Mazda has kicked off presale orders for its 2017 MX-5 RF, the “retractable fastback” that gives would-be convertible buyers an extra feature to help win their spouse’s support. Introduced to salivating journalists at the New York Auto Show, the model starts at $32,390 (including a $835 destination charge) in Club trim — a $2,955 increase over a 2016 […] The post 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF: Folding Fastback Fun Starts at $32,390 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Pricing, New York Auto Show, Convertibles, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Enthusiasm, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, Product Planning, New Models, Mazda Mx-5 Rf, 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF


2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Priced from $31,555

The hardtop version of the Miata now has an official price tag, so if you were undecided between this and the roadster, knowing how much it costs might help. Mazda MX-5 Miata RF kicks off at $31,555 and can go up to 35 grand for a loaded version with a couple of extras. Contrary to what might seem at first, the only for getting the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF over the roadster is not that you need a solid roof over your head. The reason would be because the RF has a delightfully vintage look about i...
Tags: Autos, Bose, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, Mazda Mx-5 Rf