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Mazda Celebrates Miata Heritage With 30th Anniversary Edition Model

The Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary edition pays homage to the car’s legacy. Unique and exclusive features include Racing Orange paint and special serial number badging. Mazda dropped the 30th Anniversary edition Miata at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show recently. It was, after all, at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show when the Miata first graced the world. Despite all the expected amazement that these little guys have been around since the USSR was a thing, the Miata is still the best bang for your buck...
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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

The Mazda MX-5 Miata’s orange birthday treat sells out online in mere hours

Mazda introduced the MX-5 Miata at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. Three decades later, it unveiled a commemorative model named 30th Anniversary Edition at the same event. The post The Mazda MX-5 Miata’s orange birthday treat sells out online in mere hours appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Miata, 2019 Chicago auto show, Chicago Auto Show Three

Mazda celebrates 30 years of the MX-5 with fiery orange Anniversary Edition

With over one million units sold over 30 years, Mazda has unveiled an Anniversary Edition racing orange MX-5 Miata at the Chicago Auto Show to celebrate the "breaking dawn of an exciting new day."
Tags: News, Chicago Auto Show, Mazda, Miata

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

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF review

We’ve always just accepted the Miata’s puny power for the sake of its sensational handling and featherweight fun. No more, however, because Mazda’s engine tweaks for the 2019 model year finally give the MX-5 the perfect amount of grunt. The post 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Mazda, Miata, MX-5, Roadster

Mazda MX-5 Miata Recall

Mazda MX-5 Miata Is Recalled for Transmission Problem Mazda is recalling 2016-2019 MX-5 Miata sports cars with automatic transmissions because an electrical problem could cause the cars to sudde...
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Review: Fabulous & Fun

97 Stellar 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Overall Impression Still hard to beat after all these years.RF doesn't sacrifice the fun-to-drive character. Pros Price Point Ride & Handling Cons Limited Cargo Space Heavier Than The Soft Top The Mazda Miata has been around for 30 years and the new MX-5 stays true to what made the drop-top so popular among enthusiasts. What’s better than dropping the top and going for a spin on the weekend? For around $35,000 you can h...
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2019 Mazda3: Two Flavors & Plenty of Extras

The 2019 Mazda3 comes in two styles, sedan and hatchback. A manual transmission is available in certain combinations. The list of connectivity and safety features is impressive.  Mazda keeps cranking these little guys out and it’s easy to see why. The Mazda3 is the best-selling car for the Japanese brand. I know, that’s kind of sad. I was hoping for the Miata, but it’s not a sports car world I’m afraid. So what makes the 2019 Mazda3 so hot? The usual stuff for Mazda: value and lots of goodies ...
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Ten TOP Recommended Cameras

[This post is under construction.Please check back.] Having read thousands of individual reviews, having heard from hundreds of readers, having looked at online JPEGs till the cows come home, and having been blessed with an uncanny knack for reading between the lines, divining the tea leaves, and keeping one ear to the ground where cameras are concerned, and... I originated and wrote this annual feature for the now-historical PT way back in the '90s ...having been at this a while, I cons...
Tags: Photography, New, Cameras, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, Pentax, Michael Johnston, Mike, Mazda, Miata

Car Magazines (Completely Pointless OT)

Before leaving the topic of autos (sorry for the detour!), two more crusty car-related opinionations (besides for my ongoing pet peeve, which is that I want some tire in between my wheels and the road): Biggest change in car magazines since I was a kid in study hall: cars are all now track-tested instead of road-tested. Call me old-fashioned—outmoded, frumpish, dated, old, passé, démodé, behind the times, obsolete—but I drive on public roads, not racetracks. I do not care how fast a car goes ar...
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This Hill Climb-Spec Mazda MX-5's 9000rpm Redline Is A Treat For The Ears

There's a simple joy to be had in watching and listening to this plucky Miata tear up a Swiss hill climb
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2018 Mazda 6 Signature Review – Serenity And Soul

Mazda has long been an enigma within the Japanese automaker realm. Never quite the volume player of Toyota or Nissan, Mazda targeted enthusiasts via the RX-7 and Miata — models that cast a echo of driving enjoyment over the rest of the lineup. While Mazda attempted to go after the premium end of the market […] The post 2018 Mazda 6 Signature Review – Serenity And Soul appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Turbo, Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Mazda, Miata, Car Review, NISSAN MAZDA, 2018 Mazda 6 Signature, Signature Review

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata first drive review

We take Mazda’s updated 2019 MX-5 Miata on a road trip from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco to experience the updates. With a revised engine and more power, the already awesome Miata gets even better. The post 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, San Francisco, Trends, San Luis Obispo, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Miata, Mazda MX-5 Miata

Concept Cars That Never Made It: Vol. 1

Concept Cars That Never Made It is a five-part series that documents production concept automobiles from years and eras ago. Some are bewildering, while others are beautiful, and the only thing common between them is the fact that somewhere down the line, these concepts remained just figments of imagination and creative spirit, and never saw the light of day.Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero (1970) Probably the most fitting concept to begin this series with, the Lancia Stratos Zero was debuted for ...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Design, General Motors, Car, Automotive, Britain, Ferrari, Tokyo, Lotus, Michael Jackson, Nissan, Mercedes, Concept, Pininfarina, Lamborghini

New Nikon Mirrorless System Will be Medium Format! No It Won't!

"That's the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava!""No it's not, it's Waterloo!"* Mirrorless just passed its 10th anniversary. It has been a success, yet has failed to take the market by storm. As you're no doubt aware if you're interested in digital cameras and/or Nikon, Nikon and Canon have been significant holdouts (although both have dabbled, halfheartedly), but Nikon has decided recently to get into mirrorless in a bigger, more Nikony way. It has been teasing its future announcement o...
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive – Tuned By Tufnel

Take a good look at the photos throughout these virtual pages. A really good look. If you haven’t been obsessively reading about the refreshed-for-2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, you are no doubt puzzled by the “First Drive” tag in the title. Indeed, Mazda didn’t change anything visually significant in this, the fourth model year of the […] The post 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive – Tuned By Tufnel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, Convertible, Mazda, Miata, MX-5, Roadster, 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Miata First Drive, Tufnel

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: The Bruno Mars of Sports Cars

Mazda has finally gotten around to telling us what the price will be for the latest MX-5 Miata RF. They’ve been doing a bit of a striptease with this for a while; a bit of curve here, a scent of a power band over there, but now they’ve finally gotten off the dime and told us, financially speaking, what’s what for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Bottom line: Not all that bad. One Suave Targa The Miata RF, for those of you that don’t know, is the power retractable hard top version of the fourth-ge...
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF – Pricing and Specs

Along with the upgrades they have given to the regular MX-5 Roadster, Mazda has also thought a few new tricks to the hardtop version. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF comes with more power as well as new features and equipment that make using the car on a daily basis a lot sweeter.  While most other manufacturers in this segment are downsizing their engines to 1.4 liter or even smaller, Mazda sticks to their guns with the 2.0 liter SKYACTIV-G motor. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF features a tuned ...
Tags: Autos, Club, Mazda, Brembo, Miata, Roadster Mazda, Grand Touring the Club, Auburn Nappa Leather MX, Brembo BBS Recaro Package

Selling My 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata Was Remarkably Difficult, and Also Remarkably Easy

There comes a point in the lives of most MX-5 owners when an inevitable question is asked. How do you solve a problem like Miata? In my case – which is similar to many Miata owners, at least according to Miata lore – the Mazda itself is certainly not the problem. Acquired in May 2017 […] The post Selling My 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata Was Remarkably Difficult, and Also Remarkably Easy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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I drove a $28,500 Mazda CX-3 to see if the compact SUV is really the perfect first car — here's the verdict

The Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact crossover SUV that's aimed at first-time buyers. These small SUVs are sometimes called "cute-utes." The CX-3 is an excellent small vehicle and good choice for a first car. We call 'em "cute utes," and they're increasingly all the rage. What are they? Subcompact crossover SUVs, the 21st-century version of the "econo-boxes" of the late 20th century — minus the box, but with lots of econo. They're also fairly adorable, little smushed-down SUVs that don't resemble ...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Honda, Mazda, Miata, Dynamic Blue Mica

Open Diff: Those we’ve left behind

Ford’s 1990 Taurus SHO. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company. Recently, Ford announced it was turning its back on automobiles in North America to focus on trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. The Mustang soldiers on, accompanied by the new, built-in-China Focus Active, Ford’s answer to the wildly successful Subaru Crosstrek. Aside from that, it appears as if the Taurus is dead, the Fusion is dead, and the rest of the Focus line (including the enthusiast-oriented Focus RS and Focus ST) is – you guessed...
Tags: SUV, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Csx, Toyota, North America, Pickup Truck, Focus, Crossover, Mazda, Focus RS, Focus ST, Mazda Miata, Miata

Could The Mazda Miata Outpace One of History’s Greatest Muscle Cars?

We here at Automoblog are good pals with these guys at I’m not sure exactly how they do it, but every so often they ask hilarious questions and put out some highly entertaining infographics. In this case: Could a 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata outrun a 1970 Chevelle 454 SS? The answer, if you think about it, is actually pretty obvious, but it does also lead us to consider that our heroes of old were not that heroic. The short answer is yes, a new Miata is “faster” than a Chevelle 454 ...
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The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Now With Moar Powerr

One of the oft-heard criticisms of Mazda’s fabulous Miata is that it lacks power. That’s a valid viewpoint, sure, but Mazda has slowly been addressing it, with the latest version putting out 151 ponies. Not bad for something that tips the scales at 2,300 lbs. It could get even better though, and it has gotten better. Much better as a matter of fact. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with a thoroughly tweaked powertrain with 17 percent more power and even greater fuel efficiency. Slim Fast Strateg...
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata variant gets more horsepower

Japanese automaker Mazda has added more features to its 2019 MX-5 Miata variant.
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Receive More Power

We pretty much already knew Mazda was giving the Miata more power. A Japanese car magazine, Car Watch, reviewed an updated Miata with 181 hp earlier this month. Now, Mazda has confirmed that the U.S.-spec Miata will also receive this sweet upgrade. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will deliver 181 hp from its 2.0-liter engine, up from 155 hp. Torque has increased from 148 lb-ft to 151 lb-ft, and Mazda is promising a richer torque curve throughout the entire rev range. Redline has jumped from 6,800 rpm ...
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Open Diff: No love at all

Stock photo of a 2004 Acura RSX, similar to my 2003 RSX Type S. Photo courtesy Honda North America. Jeff Koch’s recent piece Arigato and sayonara, Mazda-san struck a nerve with many of you who lamented letting “that car” slip away. We’ve all been there, and whether it’s four wheels or two (or even a keel, perhaps), the regret afterward is no less painful. On the flip side of that coin, Hemmings Daily reader Scott Stamper proposed a different topic: What vehicle did you own that you never bonded...
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Honda, Acura, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Miata, Honda North America, Volkswagen Passat, Hemmings Daily, Jeff Koch, Open Diff, Family Albums 'n Four-speeds, Rsx, Daily Driver, Acura RSX Type S

20 Convertibles to Soak Up the Sun

It’s summer—that means it’s time to bring the drop-top out of your garage. But what if you don’t have one? We’ve compiled a list of choices ranging from affordable to insanely expensive, and from cruiser to bruiser. There’s a convertible for everyone to soak up the sun and feel good conquering your favorite roads or simply cruising around the city. Mazda MX-5 Miata The quintessential driver’s car gives you plenty of smiles behind the wheel, and it punches way higher than the 2018 model’s ...
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Mazda MX-5 Miata to Deliver 181 HP

For the last 30 years, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has prided itself on nimble handling, not prodigious power. But it looks like the roadster will receive a boost in horsepower, as well as a telescoping steering wheel, as part of an update. Car Watch, a Japanese car magazine, has driven the revised Miata and is spilling the details. We can expect an increase from 155 to 181 hp in the car’s 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine, as well as a jump in torque from 148 to 151 lb-ft. Redline has increased ...
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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.
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