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2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

In what could have been my final time reviewing a current-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I'll have to say it was like saying a bittersweet farewell to an old friend. You see, the third-generation Miata (NC) is my favorite iteration of the fun little roadster, and with the next Miata being co-developed with Alfa Romeo, I fear the car might lose some of the "jinba ittai" that has made it incredible track car for the last 23 years. If this was to be my last extended drive in the MX-5 Miata, I couldn't have asked for a better send-off with it being a black-on-red tester with a soft top, manual... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L I4
Power:
167 HP / 140 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$27,500 (as tested)
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    New York: Mazda Miata 25th anniversary display is roadster heaven on Earth
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    As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata, Mazda has put together a rather large display at its New York Auto Show booth, showing off significant models from the diminutive roadsters history. The display represents a healthy split of volume models, with cars 14, 15 and 17 sitting alongside cars 500,000 and 700,000. There are ...

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    New York: Mazda reveals 25th anniversary edition MX-5 Miata alongside next-gen chassis
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    Ford may be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang this week, but it's not the only automaker with a sports car icon to fete at this year's New York Auto Show. Mazda is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata with an array of 15 classic models. It's also showing off the chassis for the next MX-5, and unveiling a special 25th ...

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    Report: Will Mazda show the next Miata's chassis in NY?
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    Mazda is being very sneaky about what it is bringing to the New York Auto Show, and it might have something to do with the next-generation MX-5 Miata. Australian website Motoring.com.au spoke to a company insider who told the Aussie publication that at least the chassis for the roadster will debut in Manhattan. As the rumor goes, the show will act as a ...

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    Official: Mazda to celebrate 25 years of MX-5 with 15 Miatas in New York
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    Having first debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been on the market now for an impressive 25 years. So to celebrate that quarter-century anniversary, Mazda is bringing no less than 15 examples of the legendary roadster from throughout its history to the New York Auto Show this year. Mazda isn't saying just which versions of ...

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    Report: Next Mazda MX-5 Miata headed for 2015 Chicago debut
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    Twenty-six years after it was introduced at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the much anticipated fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata will meet the press at the 2015 Chicago show. A piece in Autocar refines some of the details on the larger, lighter Miata that a Mazda insider has said will be "our best-looking car ever." The company has relented on the quest ...

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    SEMA: Mazda MX-5 Super25 Concept lights the way to motorsports glory
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    Following up on last year's MX-5 Super20 Concept, Mazda has pulled the covers off a somewhat different, though still motorsports-oriented, two-seat roadster concept. Mazda says the Super25 was created with endurance racing in mind, with a set of PIAA 40 Series halogen lamps front and center to light the way ahead, and a Sparco racing seat, harness and ...

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    Paris: 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata still brings a smile to our faces
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    Believe it or not, despite the fact that Mazda first unveiled its refreshed 2013 MX-5 Miata in July of this year, the 2012 Paris Motor Show in late September is the first time we've run across the iconic sports car in the metal. And so we wasted no time in filling our DSLRs with a full spate of images. As you can see, while we eagerly await the ...

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    Official: Mazda to debut MX-5 Miata GT Concept, looking for feedback
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    Does the idea of a Mazda MX-5 Miata with 205 horsepower – a useful bump over the stocker's 167 ponies – sound like a good idea? How about one with an upgraded suspension, carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and spoiler? Still not good enough for you? Fine. Throw in a free-flowing exhaust with single center-mounted tailpipe, body-color ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition shows off its new black hat and shoes
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    The Chicago Auto Show and the Mazda MX-5 Miata have quite a history. After all, the very first Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago show, and since then, Mazda has routinely used the Windy City expo to showcase some sort of new roadster hotness. For 2012, we've been introduced to the MX-5 Special Edition (clever name, we know), which dons a new black power ...

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    Chicago: 2012 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition priced from $31,225
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    Behold, the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition. The Japanese automaker will officially unveil the limited-production Miata under the lights of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show later today, featuring new goodies like a contrasting black retractable hard top and 17-inch gunmetal wheels. This is the first time in the vehicle's history that the MX-5 Miata has ...

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    Official: Mazda bringing special edition MX-5 Miata to Chicago
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    Flashback to 1989, and you'll recall the Mazda debuted the very first Miata under the lights of the Chicago Auto Show. Because of that, Mazda has had a tendency to debut many a special edition Miata at the Chicago expo, and this year will be no different. Limited to just 450 units here in the Untied States, the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition takes the ...

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    SEMA: Mazda MX-5 Miata Spyder and Super 20 Concepts land in Las Vegas
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    Mazda has given SEMA goers something to get excited about with a pair of MX-5 Miata concepts. The MX-5 Miata Spyder Concept has done away with the standard car's folding soft top or retractable hard top mechanism in favor of a lightweight grenadine-red canvas covering à la Porsche's Boxster Spyder. The look lends the already lithe roadster an even ...

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    Official: Mazda previews hot MX-5 Miata Spyder and Turbo2 concepts for SEMA
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    Truth be told, we find most SEMA concepts to simply be gaudy aftermarket overkill. These two Mazda models, however – now these are something we'd like to sink our teeth into. Let's start with the MX-5 Miata Spyder concept. The most obvious alteration here is the removal of the stock MX-5's folding soft top (or hard top) for the sake of a stretched ...

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    Chicago 2011: 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition adds exclusivity... for a price
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    In the market for a new MX-5 Miata, but want a bit more exclusivity? Check out the 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition, as the new range-topping droptop should fit the bill perfectly. Based off of a fully-loaded power retractable hard top Grand Touring model and limited to just 750 units by Mazda, the Special Edition is most easily spotted by its ...

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    Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition celebrates the big 900,000
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    900,000 units is a heck of a milestone, and that's precisely the production benchmark the Mazda MX-5 Miata has reached over the course of its 22-year lifespan so far. And to celebrate, Mazda is launching a commemorative special edition. Launched at the Chicago Auto Show, the MX-5 Miata Special Edition features an interior decked out in a unique gray ...

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    SEMA 2010: Mazda Miata Super20 makes two decades even more worth it
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    Both the UK and Europe got 20th anniversary edition Mazda MX-5s earlier this year, and we now have our own version... in concept form. Speaking to the same color and materials designer who gave us the skinny on the hip and evil Mazda2s, we were told that the brief with this one was to make the Miata a little tougher without going too hardcore. A hard top ...

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    SEMA 2010: Mazda brings some serious Zoom-Zoom to Las Vegas
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    Mazda builds plenty of sporty cars that incorporate a fun-to-drive feeling, but calling something a sports car does not automatically equate to a vehicle that is ready for the track. For the 2010 SEMA show, Mazda tweaked a handful of cars to show us just how quickly fun can turn into ferocious. Looking into its stable, Mazda reached in and pulled out a ...

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    Mazda MX-5 Matte and Black Special Edition is darkened hotness
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    We make no effort to hide the fact that we love the Mazda Miata just the way it is. In fact, it's always been just about perfect in our eyes, as evidenced by our most recent road test of the sporty little Japanese runabout. But if bright schoolbus yellow just isn't your bag, baby, may we suggest something a little more subtle? Mazda has just rolled out ...

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    Geneva 2010: Mazda MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition blows out its candles in Europe
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    It's hard to imagine that the MX-5 (Miata) has been around for 20 years, but time flies when you're carving up canyon roads in a nimble two-door sports car. Mazda has made quite a hoopla about the car's 20th anniversary, bringing out some of the best concept and specialty versions at the Chicago Auto Show, throwing a huge party for owners in Japan, and ...

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    Mazda to launch special 20th Anniversary MX-5 Miata in Geneva
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    Twenty years. Can you believe it's been two decades since we first heard the Japanese phrase Jinba ittai (meaning "rider and the horse are one")? To catch you up, way back in 1976, some Mazda engineers asked American auto journalist Bob Hall what they should build next. Mr Hall, who later wound up working for Mazda, mentioned the bugs-in-the-teeth ...

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