Confirmed: Fiat's Miata-Based Roadster Will Be Called 124 Spider

Mazda and Fiat have been cooking up a new roadster based on the 2016 Miata platform for a while now. First it was supposed to be an Alfa Romeo, then it was punted over to Fiat after Alfa decided to make their own roadster. (Apparently Mazda wasn't Italian enough for them.) But now we have an official name for the Fiat… » 3/03/15 9:55am Tuesday 9:55am

First Drive: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Five lugs good, four lugs better! The first two generations of Mazda MX-5 (nee Miata) made do with four wheel lugs in classic small-car fashion, but the bulkier third-generation car and its seventeen-inch rolling stock required the addition of a fifth. When early photos of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata… » 1/30/15 11:49am 1/30/15 11:49am

​These Are The Mazdas That Keep Our Beloved Miata Alive

We all desperately want Mazda to make the sports cars of our dreams. We've got one and we're constantly pining for another. But let's not forget that when Mazda was cranking out turbocharged RX-7s, it was also on the brink of yet another disaster, and among the things that saved them was making damn good cars for the… » 11/19/14 3:50pm 11/19/14 3:50pm

Woman Wins Miata In 1990, Never Drives It Because She Can't Drive Stick

Sandie Resnick either has really good luck or is some kind of master at winning items from radio stations. She has won a jukebox, vacations, gift certificates, and in 1990 she won a Mazda Miata. But for 22 years she never drove it, due to her inability to operate a clutch. » 10/29/14 10:45am 10/29/14 10:45am

Fundraiser For Family Of Young Miata Fan Now Extremely Close To Goal

On Monday night, we brought you the story of the fundraising effort for the family of Thomas Jost, the 19-year-old Miata fan who died of a rare disease last weekend. Bolstered by our post and one from our friends at Autoblog, the GoFundMe for Jost's family is now at $18,225 of its $20,000 goal. » 9/13/14 4:36pm 9/13/14 4:36pm

The 2016 Mazda Miata Won't Get A Power Hardtop, At Least Not Yet

Despite last week's dazzling reveal of the 2016 Mazda Miata, the automaker has been extremely tight-lipped when it comes to releasing any actual specs on the new roadster. But Automobile just asked a question I don't think anyone else has asked yet — will the new ND Miata get a Power Retractable Hard Top like its… » 9/11/14 12:03pm 9/11/14 12:03pm