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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fiat 124 Spider recalled over surprise transmission downshifts
Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fiat 124 Spider recalled over surprise transmission downshifts

An automatic transmission has caused Mazda and Fiat to recall thousands of MX-5 Miata and 124 Spider roadsters, which share most of their components. Both cars' transmissions could suddenly downshift without warning and cause the cars to decelerate. The Mazda recall was filed with the NHTSA on Feb...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
More powerful 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced at $26,625

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will cost about $450 more than last year's model. But that price bump is accompanied by something that may help overcome the trudge of inflation: more power. The 2019 Miata is rated at 181 horsepower, a 26 hp increase over the 2018. The updated Miata also now comes with a...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Updates bring more power, active-safety gear to 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The incarnation of the classic roadster finally joins the modern era. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata announced Wednesday and set to go on sale later this year finally offers automatic emergency braking, a telescoping steering wheel, and a rearview camera. Oh, and there's more power. Don't worry...Read More»

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2018

Convertibles usually are the auto industry paragons of bloatware. Cut down a coupe but add in more weight for bracing, throw in some leather, don't forget ventilated seats, and hey, how about a big engine to overcome all that added mass? The Mazda MX-5 Miata chuckles at all that frippery as you...Read More»

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2017

Addition by subtraction can work wonders. Ask anyone who's lost a cell phone for a couple days and they'll say that the world changes the moment they started looking up. We couldn't agree more. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a tossable, likable car with few impediments between driver and road. For that...Read More»

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF video preview

The Mazda Miata is one of the best sports cars on the road. New just last year, it still has a lock on nimble rear-drive handling. We expected a power-hardtop version to join the lineup. Frankly, we weren’t expecting this--the MX-5 Miata RF. MORE: Read about the Mazda Miata RF stands for...Read More»

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Highest MPG Of Any Sports Car

Looking for the best compromise between driving fun and fuel efficiency? The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata could very well be the new winner. CHECK OUT: The Lowest-Rated Cars Of 2015 Mazda has released full details for the redesigned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata lineup; and while pricing and features have been...Read More»

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition, 2014 New York Auto Show
Here's Your Chance To Buy The 25th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda Miata has one more year before a big makeover for 2016, but Mazda is sending the NC out in style with the limited-production 25th Anniversary Edition, which it showed for the first time last month at the New York Auto Show. Only 100 of the 2015 Mazda Miata 25th Anniversary Edition models...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Biggest Loser? Mazda Wants Next Miata To Shed 720 Pounds

The original Mazda MX-5, like the British roadsters that inspired it, was a small car. Less than 156 inches long and under 66 inches wide, the first Miata had a curb weight of just 2,178 pounds. Drivers soon rediscovered the joys of a car with low weight and modest power; you couldn’t go very...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Twelve Hot Convertibles For Summer

Forget about the iffy weather plaguing the country now. Sure, it may be snowing in the northeast and flooding in the Rockies, but spring is already here and summer’s on the way. Maybe it’s time to think about open-air driving -- if a convertible is in the cards for an extra family...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda Offers 20% Discount On The Miata Via Facebook Deals (Sorry, U.K. Only)

One of 2010's biggest social media stories was the rise of group-buying services like Groupon and Living Social. These companies have been a hit with businesses and consumers alike, offering great discounts on products and raising visibility for entrepreneurs. (Think of the hugely successful...Read More»

Mazda MX-5: Should Steven Slater Drive This JetBlue Ride?

MX-5 Miata Grand Touring PRHT.  It's a Stormy Blue Mica cure for a Steven Slater meltdown. In TV land, talent (people in front of the camera) want good hair days.  They spray, mousse and gel their way to welded-tresses.  But one little car can offer more mane-raising motoring enjoyment than...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Big Deals On These Five Convertibles

  It may sound like some strange factoid hurtling in from a parallel universe, but ragtop shoppers, take heart: sometimes, convertibles are cheaper in summer. How can that be? We've seen automakers introduce convertibles in the dead of winter--when people are most receptive to the idea of a warm...Read More»

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Man Grand Touring Front Exterior View
A Vehicle Replacement Analysis

What are the markers that indicate that you need to replace your car? I’m not talking about just the miles on the odometer, but rather those things that make the decision easy to make. Something that you can put a pencil to and come up with an answer that’s there in black and white. Consider...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Cup In BRE Livery
Indy 500 Champ, Mazda, And SCCA Community Racing MX-5 For Charity

Quick! Name two creatures that like driving down the road with the top down and the wind blowing through their hair. The only two I can think of are people and their pets, so the idea of turning next week’s Playboy MX-5 Cup at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca into a fundraiser for the Monterey Society...Read More»

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the Perfect Escape From Family Life

Being a part of a family means a lot of wonderful things among them a feeling of belonging and love. But there is another side of family life that is a bit darker and it usually involves off-key recitals, endless soccer practices and the ever exciting getting of groceries. But what if there was a...Read More»

Mazda Miata from 20th anniversary celebrations in Japan
Mazda Miata Makes 20 (Yet Again)

We've mentioned before that the Mazda Miata (aka the Roadster or the MX-5) is celebrating its 20th birthday. In fact, we may have mentioned it a couple of times. But since we're such fans, what the hell: let's go for a third. Mazda has devoted an entire website to the little car on its big...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Superlight Mazda MX-5 Miata

A Superlight edition of the Mazda Miata--okay, fine, MX-5 roadster--will make its world debut at next month's Frankfurt auto show. Mazda's latest injection of PR and fun into the two-seater means it loses its windshield and some other less visible weight, all in the name of improving performance...Read More»

Mazda Roadster 20th anniversary edition
Mazda Miata Makes 20 (Again), Issues Special Edition Model

Back in February at the Chicago Auto Show, Mazda displayed a candy-colored array of Mazda Miatas (known elsewhere in the world as the MX-5 or the Roadster) to celebrate the model's 20th year of production. Now, the Hiroshima-based automaker is releasing a special edition of the popular two-seater...Read More»

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