Late last year, Mazda announced that it would start a factory-run program to restore people’s Miatas. Mazda says that 600 applications came in, and now the first one is done. Unsurprisingly, it looks absolutely fantastic.
The best cars are the ones that get used. Driven. Hooned. Appreciated as the functional objects that they are. That’s why it’s impossible to look at Luis Millan’s well-loved turbo widebody 1990 Mazda Miata and not smile a little. This is how you do track cars right, and importantly, how to do it on a budget like a…
It may sound like blasphemy adding weight to a new Mazda Miata, but the lovable convertible sports car is small, and owning one really puts a squeeze on how much stuff you can carry. So my friend David decided to install a trailer hitch, and surprisingly, the whole job was extremely easy.
Friends, is there anything more satisfying than the onboard video of someone completing a really satisfying lap around the Nürburgring? Personally, I don’t think so. So sit back, relax, and watch a Koenigsegg test driver run a 7:37 lap of the Nordschleife in his Miata NC
The 2019 Mazda Miata isn’t completely revamped, but then again, it didn’t need that. Now, though, it is more powerful, more efficient, and basically just a tiny bump better. The car was already great, now it’s even more of a goddamn blast.
The 2019 Mazda Miata that got a big power bump to 181 horsepower will be at dealerships soon, meaning its 155-HP predecessors will get the “Please, take this car” markdown treatment on lots. But, incredibly, the new and far more powerful Miata’s MSRP is only a few hundred dollars more than the 2018 car.
The Mazda Miata has been the go-to light, agile convertible for enthusiasts on a budget for four generations now. If you’re wondering if cashing out for the newest one is worth it, or if you should just find an old one and save a hefty chunk of change, maybe this Nürburgring comparo will set you straight.
On Monday morning, Tian Xia saw an ad on Nextdoor, the social network, for a 1996 Mazda Miata with around 57,000 miles for sale for $300, seemingly too good to be true. The car had some front-end damage, but otherwise ran well, even the air-conditioning worked. Tian didn’t waste any time, completing the purchase later…
Just over a week ago, Mazda Japan announced its 2019 Mazda Miata—the light, little car everyone either loves (or hates because everyone else loves it)—will go up to 181 horsepower and a 7,500-rpm redline. It was a huge jump from the current car’s power, but nothing was confirmed for other markets. Until now.
There are no two countries more divergent in the reputation for the quality of their cars than Japan and Italy. That didn’t stop them from combining their powers for today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mazda-based Fiat Spider. Will its price prove equally unstoppable?
I can’t believe I’ve been calling myself a car enthusiast, let alone working for Jalopnik, without knowing that the word “Miata” has a specific meaning for so long. Then again, I guess I don’t spend much time studying Old High German.
I’m not sure what to say to Alli. “I’m sorry” just feels so meaningless. I’ve repeated it too many times over the last week. I said it to Teo every time he smiled at me. Every time I changed his diaper. Every time I made his bottle. The phrase now feels so hollow and does nothing but add to my sorrow. I lean over the…
It’s hard to put the success of the Mazda Miata into perspective, a unbelievably huge hit from a rather small company. How small? Small enough that Mazda didn’t have enough money to to put out the Miata and a minivan at the same time, and it chose the minivan first.
I love aircooled Volkswagens. I should—in theory—hate Paul Nelson’s car, but I can’t. It’s a Mazda Miata under a Type 3 body, and I ain’t even mad.
Learning how to drive a stick shift is hard. There’s a little shifter knob with a weird pattern, some numbers and an “R,” along with three—yes, three—pedals. That’s a lot to pay attention to. But if you’re sitting on a dealership lot in your brand-new car and no one is there to teach you, check out your owner’s manual.
Everything is cooler in off-road trim—even the 420,666,069th Mazda Miata you’ve seen on the internet, or a Porsche 912 that was already cool. The masterminds behind the Gambler 500 recently dropped by Hoonigan for a good ol’ fashioned hoon-off, and needless to say, everybody wins in their battle of cool cars catching…