Archive for the ‘Mazda MX-5 Miata’ Category
The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Performance Package Details
The legendary Miata is back for a new model year. This time, it’s bringing some upgrades in the form of new standard features and more track-focused upgrades to the Grand Touring trims. However, if you want that classic Miata driving experience, you’ll still need the Club trim, because that’s where the performance packages are.
What is on the 2020 Miata performance package?(more…)
New Updates for the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The MX-5 Miata is one of the most beloved vehicles ever. In fact, it holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling two-seater sports car of all time. Which makes sense, given the reputation it has for being one of, if not the, best handling vehicle on the market. The newest 2020 model is upholding that tradition quite nicely.
But how do you improve upon a classic? Well, Mazda had a few ideas. We think you’ll appreciate them.
Here’s what’s new on the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata.(more…)
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Performance Numbers
2019 is a great year to be a Miata fan, what with the announcement of the MX-5 Miata Restoration Parts Program expanding to the United States and the excellent performance of the 2019 MX-5 Miata. Fans and critics are calling it one of the best Miata models of all time, up there with the 1990 and 2001 models, and even the legendary 2004 turbo model.
But how good is “excellent performance?” Well, it’s better than good by a considerable margin. Let’s answer the question:
How fast is the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?(more…)
Retractable Hardtop vs Traditional Soft-Top: Which is Better?
Many people love the cabriolet, or the convertible as we call them in the States. However, sometimes what looks like a normal coupe all-of-a-sudden starts folding down its roof like something straight out of a sci-fi flick. Some people swear that the true convertible experience comes with a soft top though. So which is better? Which should you choose? What are the pros and cons of each?
What’s the difference between a retractable roof and a traditional convertible?(more…)
Mazda MX-5 Miata Winter Driving Guide
The Miata is iconic. It’s famous for being one of the best handling sports cars ever, making it popular for driving enthusiasts and serious racers alike. However, the Miata is also famous for being only RWD, and, as many of us know, RWD vehicles are notoriously difficult to control in the snow. This makes for an interesting question: can a RWD sports car famous for handling tackle snow?
Let’s take a look. How does the Mazda Miata handle in the snow?(more…)
MX-5 Miata Restoration Parts Program Expands to US
The Mazda MX-5 Miata holds the World Record for best-selling two-seat sports car. Realizing this opportunity, Mazda designed a program wherein Miata owners could buy legacy parts stretching the whole 30 years of production. So, back in 2017, Mazda started the MX-5 Miata Restoration Parts Program. Sounds great, right? There was only one teeny, tiny little catch. The program was only available in Japan. Until recently.
Now that the Restoration Parts Program is available stateside, are MAzda Miata parts cheap?
Winter Care Tips for your Mazda MX-5 Miata
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a beautiful car. It looks just as sharp lounging in a driveway as it does dominating the road. It begs to be looked at and admired. If you’re not careful, however, those sleek lines can be marred by rust, especially if the Milwaukee winter is unkind. With heavy snow comes roads covered salt, sand, and moisture, a troublesome trifecta for your pristine Miata. With winter right around the corner, let’s talk about how to prevent the worst from happening so your Miata doesn’t have to stay parked in the garage all winter. (more…)
Though it was first invented in 1919, the hardtop roof wasn’t commonly implemented on convertibles until the 1990s. It took them a while to get it down (pun unintended), and frankly, it still seems like a work of magic. How does something so seemingly solid manage to vanish and leave what previously appeared to be a coupe in perfect convertible form? (more…)