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The 2011 Mazda MX-5 embodies a keep-it-simple ethic, though some will be put off by the lack of some essentials like Bluetooth.
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the Miata is light on cabin tech. Even in Grand Touring trim, navigation is unavailable.

The optional Suspension Package, which is sport-tuned and features Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential, was a bargain at $500.
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If you're looking for a Miata to use as a daily commuter and don't mind ponying up roughly $2000 extra for the PRHT version to get a little extra comfort and security, do it.
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When it comes to features, 'no frills' is the operative term with respect to the 2011 MX-5 Miata. That's true in its lower Sport or Touring forms, but the Miata can feel well-equipped, if not luxurious, in top Grand Touring trims.

Standard equipment, at least in terms of comforts, is about on par with that of budget-conscious small cars; features on all models include power windows, power mirrors, a CD player, and tilt steering. Touring models include upgraded wheels and tires, a trip computer, keyless entry, and cruise control, while Grand Touring models add leather trim, heated seats, and automatic climate control, among other features. Options include the six-speed automatic, Sirius Satellite Radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and a sport suspension.

Even for 2011, Mazda Miata continues to lack some popular (and, some would argue, safety-oriented) features such as a Bluetooth hands-free interface, as well as tech features like a navigation system.

One of the most clever features available on the Miata line continues to be the Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT), a separate model that weighs just 80 pounds more than the standard soft-top roadster. The top takes just 12 seconds to fold away, so the effect on performance is minimal.

The optional Bose audio system available on the MX-5 actually adjusts its equalization and settings depending on whether the top is up or down.


The 2011 Mazda MX-5 embodies a keep-it-simple ethic, though some will be put off by the lack of some essentials like Bluetooth.

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