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…
It’s Monday, which makes it a good day to channel your inner current-gen Mazda Miata: smiling on the outside, yet ready to give somebody a hardcore evil eye at any time or place. Actually, that sounds like a good plan for every day.
Thanks to miracles of modern science, the invisibility cloak from Harry Potter has become a reality, and some genius YouTuber has decided—for whatever reason—to use it to tear down a 1.6-liter B6ZE Miata engine. Either that, or this amazing video is just stop-motion—it’s not entirely clear.
Did you wake up feeling different this morning? Like your alarm buzzer’d been replaced by a chorus of singing angels? That wasn’t in your head, it was coming from Japan, where Mazda has announced it’s going to start officially restoring first-gen Miatas.
The 2017 Mazda Miata is pretty much perfect, but it does feel like it’s missing something. Someone just gave their Miata that missing ingredient, the one feature the car needed to achieve supreme automotive excellence.
“Where should I put this?” my boyfriend asked, holding up his wallet. I looked around the 2017 Mazda Miata RF’s cramped interior. There was no glove compartment. No door pockets. The center console cubby was too small. The compartment between the seats was already filled with paperwork and other items from the press…
Mazda Motorsports has just added a slick looking handmade hardtop option for the 2017 MX-5 Global Cup race car, but you can’t just pick up at a dealership for your regular-ass mere mortal Miata.
As someone who had never experienced the brilliance of the Mazda Miata, I asked readers last week what I should do with my gorgeous red press car, and the answers all said more or less the same thing: find great roads and drive until you drop.
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…
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is and always has been a pure manifestation of driving pleasure in convertible form. Yet, there have always been those clamoring for a fixed-roof coupe. Some claim the new Miata RF is a happy middle ground, but perhaps you’ll consider just pretending it is not?