Back in January I picked up a replacement to El Cheapacabra, the $600 musty Miata project car that was totaled when an E46 cut me off at an unprotected left. Using craigslist-fu and the insurance payout I was able to upgrade to this lower mile, non-smelly, smooth running ‘93 while monetarily breaking even on the whole…
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?
I’m not under any illusions about how this story will be used. It’s going to be presented as evidence by hopeful gearhead parents who desperately want to convince the other parent that, somehow, in the face of all logic, a two-seater roadster like the new 2016 Mazda Miata makes sense with kids. I’m not promising any…
Look, we at Jalopnik are sort of biased when it comes to the small, light, honest, pure, emotional, exciting, intuitive, and interactive small roadster that is the Mazda Miata. Knowing how good each generation of the car has been, does the new one hold up as a pure expression of driving enthusiasm?
This is the range-topping Mazda MX-5 “Sport Recaro,” based on the 2.0 liter Sport Nav spec MX-5. It comes in Soul Red or Ceramic Metallic and gets black accents on the exterior and heated Recaro seats and red stitching on the interior. Mazda is making 600 and, for now, none are destined for the U.S. (via AutoGuide)
A photoshopped expression of frustration made for me by a member of a Facebook Miata Club, upon having seen my car post-wreck.
Looking forward to purchasing a 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5? Well, if you happen to live in Japan, have the yen, and police proof of a parking space, you totally can. Called the Roadster here in the land of the rising sun, the newest version of everyone’s favorite answer goes on sale tomorrow, Thursday May 21st.
There’s something wonderful about taking car and distilling it down to the very essence of what makes it great to begin with. Do that to a Cadillac Seville, you get a velour sofa. Do it to a GT-R, you get a robot with rocket boots. Do it to the new Miata, and you get this: the Miata Club Edition.
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…
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…
Cars started streaming in around 11am, by the time we arrived it was a zoo, every flavor Miata you've ever seen, spread over a hilltop on just North-West of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The Mazda Miata hasn't really been a stripped-down, bare-bones roadster for years, but for 2016 it's packing a raft of safety and convenience features, most of which should be optional. (We hope.)
Hey everyone! Mazda just tweeted out that the next generation of the greatest car ever made, the MX-5 Miata will debut on September 3rd! I can't even contain my excitement!
Seriously. When Mazda was developing what would become the best-selling sports car in history, the proposals included the rear-wheel drive roadster we all know and love (above and below right), a mid-engine MR2 knock off (below middle), and a front-wheel drive disaster (below left). Mazda made the right call, and the…
This car has 324,000 miles on it. We bought it for $1,600, and we're going to drive it until the odometer rolls over. Want to help? We'll put you in the driver's seat. Shoot your ideas to millionmilemiata(at)gmail.com.
Automakers are at their best when they are at their boldest. Building unconventional cars, entering into markets that are new to them, trying their hands at a different form of auto racing, creating some ridiculous niche vehicle — that's when they make the cars that people remember decades down the road, even if they…
If you pose the question "what kind of car should I get" to anyone here on Jalopnik, the answer will invariably be "Miata," no matter what you need to do. Towing something? Miata. Date? Miata. First car? Miata. Moving to Alaska? Miata.
Much of the new time travel/crime thriller Looper takes place in the year 2044, but it's not exactly an optimistic vision of the future.
The latest iteration of Mazda's KODO design language lands on the refreshed MX-5 Miata, replacing its Derpy smiling face with something slightly more aggressive. This upgrade is only for Japan now, but we're hoping and expecting it'll arrive here for the MX-5's next model year.