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$19,081
BASE MSRP
$20,635
On Features
The 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata has the features a roadster needs to entertain its drivers—though Bluetooth and a navigation system aren’t offered.
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soft top “can be operated from inside the car”
Kelley Blue Book

just push the button, count twelve Mississippis and do some donuts
Jalopnik

The 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata provides buyers with many available features, both standard as well as optional.

Three different tops are offered on the 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The soft tops include a vinyl version on base cars and a fabric one on midscale models. The soft top is easy to use; just flick the header latches and flip it over the shoulder into a shallow holding area, and you'll still have enough luggage room for a short weekend trip. As Kelley Blue Book points out, "the top, for example, can be operated from inside the car with just one arm and, when retracted, collapses into a small well behind the seats.”

Last year the Miata gained the retractable hardtop option. This version of the Miata comes in just 80 pounds heavier than the standard soft-top roadster, and the top takes just 12 seconds to fold away, so the effect on performance is minimal. Jalopnik gives this advice: "just push the button, count twelve Mississippis and do some donuts."

Standard features include power windows, power mirrors, a CD player, and tilt steering.
Optional features include the six-speed automatic, power locks, Sirius Satellite Radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and a sport suspension.

The optional Bose audio system available on the Miata has many adjustments, Kelley Blue Book notes: "Bose has created an optional sound system that adjusts equalization"--it changes according to whether the top is up or down, allowing the driver and passenger to hear the best quality sound in either environment.

Conclusion

The 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata has the features a roadster needs to entertain its drivers—though Bluetooth and a navigation system aren’t offered.

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