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The 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata hasn’t become cartoonish or bloated; it still has the classic-roadster look inside and out, with near-perfect proportions.
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retractable hard the Miata a decidedly racecar-like roofline

Its low-slung, athletic shape is appealing, and its proportions are just right.

from most angles the hardtop helps reinforce the added musculature that designers have worked hard to incorporate into the Miata’s bulging fenders, which are far more evocative of a sports coupe than a prissy beach cruiser
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Not much has changed with respect to the 2011 Mazda MX-5's appearance, and that's a good thing. Yes, you'll hear from some critics that the design is a little conservative and maybe a little on the soft side, but few people can deny that it's about the purest sports car design there is. And Mazda has kept is just enough on pace with its other designs, adding flared fenders and slightly more edgy details.

A couple of years ago, the Miata got a more aggressive front end and a revised rear bumper, along with new lightweight 16- and 17-inch wheels. Overall, however, it keeps with a very classic roadster appearance, featuring a long hood, short cockpit-like cabin, and rear decklid.

The Miata remains available in two models: a soft-top roadster and a Power Retractable Hard Top model. While most hardtops end up sacrificing some of the beauty or proportions and in a sense ruining the design, the hardtop edition is good-looking too

Inside, the Miata feels basic but cheerful, with exactly the layout you'd expect for a classic sports car. Large, round gauges greet the driver front and center, and a short shift knob sits in easy reach. Chrome and silver accents have added a little more to the cabin look in recent years.


The 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata hasn’t become cartoonish or bloated; it still has the classic-roadster look inside and out, with near-perfect proportions.

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