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.
Last night’s Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif. turned predictably chaotic, with clashes between crazy Trump supporters and crazy anti-Trump protesters. This one was a little different, because it also included a bunch of donuts from a Miata.
The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 rolled off the assembly line in Hiroshima on the 22nd April 2016 sporting the color, and that means there’s enough Miatas out there by now for generations to come.
The term “fast car” is extremely subjective. While it can mean anything that chirps second gear to anyone with VTEC stickers on their fenders, it usually means face-melting acceleration and neck-snapping G-forces on unassuming off ramps. Simply put, a fast car is whatever can kick your ass without a second thought.…
The Mazdaspeed Miata was a limited-run production of the second generation Miata, and is most notable for being the only production MX-5 to come with a turbocharger. The Mazdaspeed’s turbo and relatively small production run make some consider it to be a collectible, but does it really deserve that status?
D’aww, look at it! Look how happy it is! Like a magical puppy that wants to get sideways, if an NA Mazda Miata can’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse.
Of all the cars revealed at the New York Auto Show, none were as deeply divisive among your Jalopnik staff—and a lot of other people, too—than the 2017 Mazda Miata RF, the new retracting targa coupe version of the brilliant new Miata.
Mazda just lifted the sheet on the all-new Miata RF “Retractable Fastback” convertible to open the New York International Auto Show. It’s cool, but it’s not the Miata Coupe we were all praying, begging, and hoping for.
If you think the Mazda Miata is literally the perfect car, there’s good news: its perfection might reach new heights next week at the New York Auto Show, as Mazda is expected to debut a hard-top version.
If there’s one thing that the Internet has truly revolutionized, it’s humanity’s collective ability to generate outrage. But even in a world where people routinely issue death threats for vertically-oriented videos, this now-viral Facebook post about a supposed Mazda Miata vandalism is extra perplexing.