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6.0
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$22,188
BASE MSRP
$23,470
On Features
The 2012 Mazda MX-5 errs on the side of simplicity and functionality, but can still be optioned with most of the modern conveniences you'd expect.
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the Miata is light on cabin tech. Even in Grand Touring trim, navigation is unavailable.
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The optional Suspension Package, which is sport-tuned and features Bilstein shocks and a limited-slip differential, was a bargain at $500.
Road & Track

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.
Motor Trend



Sports cars weren't always high-tech demonstrations of the latest and greatest gadgetry--and in the MX-5's case, they're still not about all of that, at least in Sport and Touring trims.

Standard equipment includes power windows, locks, and mirrors; a CD player with AM/FM radio; and tilt steering. Touring models add cruise control, steering-wheel audio controls, trip computer, and keyless entry.

Grand Touring models, on the other hand, can feel nearly luxurious, with the addition of leather trim, heated seats, automatic climate control, and more. Optional extras include a six-speed automatic transmission, satellite radio, and a sport suspension.

Popular, even common, features found on many cars in the entry-level segment remain absent, including Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and navigation.

The Power Retractable Hard Top models offer a well-designed, quick, and secure folding hardtop that weighs just 80 pounds more than the soft-top model, however, effectively allowing the owner to convert between roadster and coupe at will.

An optional Bose audio system adjusts equalization and other settings based on road speed and whether the top is up or down.

Conclusion

The 2012 Mazda MX-5 errs on the side of simplicity and functionality, but can still be optioned with most of the modern conveniences you'd expect.

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