Hi there. You may find yourself on this website because you enjoy motoring and sometimes that motoring may require an open top vehicle. A Mazda Miata is a good and fine car, but it is not a BMW Z3 and thus is the inferior choice.
You can’t understand the shame I’ve felt for the past few years. I never told you this, but despite being an auto journalist—and one who works at Jalopnik—I had never driven a Mazda Miata. Ever. My colleagues would rave about how it’s the benchmark for all things fun and cheap, but I’d sit on the sidelines with my…
I know way too many people who stay home from the track when it’s wet. Why? That’s when it can be the most fun. Watch this Mazda Miata play around and get sideways, and you’ll understand.
Brian is 28 and works as an engineer in New York City. He lives the Jalopnik dream with his Mazda Miata, but he wants to get rid of it for something else. Now that may be a strange concept to understand given our readership, but let’s try to be open minded. What car should he buy?
Everyone already knows the Mazda Miata is a glorious instrument for carving back roads, soaking up the sun and restoring that desire to just drive that’s been sucked out of you by bumper-to-bumper traffic. But the question must be asked: how does it do off-road?
You’re not living that Mazda Miata life until you’ve driven a couple of hours through Cleveland traffic in a snowstorm... with the top down.
Yeah, so this is terrifying. Watch how fast a fuel leak in Ben Waddell’s Miata turns the car into a cage of fire.
There’s no convertible hardtop Mazda Miata like last time, and no full-on fixed roof coupe either. (We’re waiting, Mazda.) But soon there will be the 2017 Miata RF, which uses a trick folding targa rooftop to give you wind and sun when you want it and something solid over your head when you don’t. Here’s what it will…
Here’s a perplexing recipe: take what may be the best all-around pure sports car of the modern era. Add seemingly arbitrary touches, like a thicker steering wheel and new door handles. Give it a turbo engine, but don’t give it that much extra power. Make the suspension a whole lot softer. And make it Italian, but…
Sunshine! Wind! People who hate those things may say they are problems in the Fiat 124 Spider, lovingly known as the Fiata. But no more, because a coupe might be on the way!
When Ethan Castille watched a team of boaters rescue a woman and her dog from drowning in Louisiana floodwaters in a now-famous viral video, he knew the red Mazda Miata would be toast. He also knew he could help.
We all love Jeremy Clarkson because he’s a real and bona fide car guy. He tells it like it is, dammit! And, surprise surprise, he’s also got fabulous taste in cars.
In a video-taped incident reportedly occurring during Louisiana floods that killed at least three people by Saturday night, yells of “I’m drowning!” came from a nearly submerged Mazda Miata. Upon finding the car, a boater carried out an intense save of its driver—and her dog—once it sank.
“Well, I understand your occasional need to haul spare parts to the track, but really, the Miata’s trunk is surprisingly big, and you can always buy a trailer,” says the obnoxious, often leathery Miata owner, as a pre-cancerous mole ever-so-slowly engulfs a small chunk of his forearm.
I don’t even want to try to parse out who was at fault for this wreck. That’s not really the point.
Are you having a rough time out there? Worried about the state of things? Does the likelihood of economic collapse and resource wars within the next few years keep you up at night? Do not worry, for in the meantime, we have this two-tone Mazda Miata with a denim interior and it’s really neat.
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is the best of all worlds; it has Italian design and performance with Japanese engineering. Our man Ballaban says it’s even better than the Miata. But I wouldn’t rush down to my local Fiat store right away, and here’s why.