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.
Building a car from scratch in your basement is hard enough to make you a bit of a hero to the rest of us. Going off-plan to completely re-engineer the design of the car, adding a turbo and doing all your own carbon fiber work is the stuff of legends. Meet Jon Frecks, whose home-built Lotus Seven replica rules hard.
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 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.
Mazda’s MX5 is one of the best driving cars on the planet, which calls into question why today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate has only gone 23K. Let’s see of those low miles add up to a high, but maybe acceptable price.
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…
Watching a 2018 Mazda Miata RF be driven by a skilled lunatic is always fun, but seeing one whip around in the green and orange quilting livery of Mazda’s famous Le Mans winning rotary-powered 787B is extra excellent.
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.
We all know the mantra that ‘Miata is always the answer,’ but could today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe NA MX5’s price prove that answer to be questionable?
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…
The Hoonigans bought a lousy $200 Miata with questionable mods and history, but never quite fell in love with it. It wasn’t fun to rip around their yard and took too much time away from their first love, a beat-up $350 BMW E36 named Shitcar. So, they made it into a “deathkart,” which is the most delightful revenge you…
The Mazda Miata’s never been known for outright power, and at 155 horsepower and a much lighter weight than its predecessor, the current one moves just fine. But who are we to say no to more? And more could be what we’re getting soon.
Shut down the internet, everybody: I have found the world’s greatest Miata.
If Miata is always the answer, then just what exactly is the question? Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe MX5 might be up to the test, as long as you’re not questioning its price.
Who doesn’t love a Miata? The zippy little car with the happy headlights and grinning grill is a staple of the enthusiast car culture, and has been for over 25 years now. There is one Miata, however, that doesn’t get as much love. Maybe it should. The NC Miata was produced between 2006 and 2015 and it’s not as pure…