Mazda MX-5 Miata

It’s been a long ride for the Mazda Miata, starting as a 1990 model year, the Miata pretty much single handedly revolutionized the roadster in the states.  Since it’s inception, this small, but extremely capable roadster has had plenty of competition from the likes of BMW, Honda and even Pontiac, however, for those that fell in love with the Mazda Miata back in the day, there is still plenty to bring you back to the new Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2008

Plenty of Trims to Choose From
One thing about this year’s Mazda MX-5 Miata is the many trims to choose from (there are actually 14 trims- but who’s counting).  However, even with the difference in trims, the engine is still the same- a 4 cylinder 2.0 liter engine that delivers a very peppy 166 horsepower.  While the Mazda MX-5 Miata still keeps its classic good looks, you do have a choice between a soft top or a more practical hard top (perfect for those in the colder climates).  Transmissions come in both manual and automatic and it should be noted that unlike the run of the mill compact size vehicle, the MX-5 is rear wheel drive.

A Great Toy for the Budget Minded
The Mazda Miata was always a vehicle geared to those looking for a second or third vehicle perfect for country drives or when you need to relax and enjoy the wind in your hair.  And while categorized as a pleasure vehicle by many, it does fit in most budgets.  The base model comes in at about $28K, the mid level model at about $31K and the top of the line MX-5 can be had at $38K.  All in all the Mazda MX-5 Miata continues to be a contemporary American classic.

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