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  • Find out why the Mazda MX-5 Miata is rated by The Car Also new this year is a Club trim that slots between the base Sport and the.

    Numbers have never really been particularly kind to the Mazda MX-5 Miata Club or Scion FR-S either. Both cars have small.

    Fact! Initially, Mazda was called Toyo Kogyo. Rebranding was held not so long ago, in 1984. The name is taken in honor of Zoroastrian wisdom god Ahura Mazda.

    Mazda Miata Club Mazda did retune the ECU on the manual transmission MX-5 to provide a more linear throttle response.

    Hide nationwide shipping 0. The Soft-top and Roadster Coupe included 5 and 6-speed manual transmissions respectively. Retrieved from " https: A balanced, communicative and lightweight chassis? The whole experience was wonderful!

    Mazda MX-5 Miata - Pictures - CarGurus

    No, it doesn't pivot in turns on a perfect axis like the Porsche. But for the kind of driver--and consumer--I am, this Mazda MX-5 Club edition is a near-perfect fit. As much fun as hp supercars are for the weekend, the reality for most of us is that we're unable to tap a fraction of the performance of even a V6 Honda Accord on a regular basis. The Miata remains the modern interpretation of cars like my TR, along with all the other low, rough-riding import go-karts of the '50s-'70s which were -- face it -- really slow cars by today's standards.

    No, the MX-5 isn't a Fiat , but with just lb-ft of torque the driver has to work to get the most out of the car even at sane, legal speeds. The kicker is that this fantastic little roadster costs fully half what an equivalent Boxster would run. You can park between two other cars with a clear conscience.

    Hell, you can even see the engine should you feel like taking a peek around. Sure, there are more capable cars. But fun for the dollar is still a huge criterion for me, and the Mazda MX-5 remains at the top of that particular new-car heap. Buy a can of Krylon if you need a painted key. I had a great weekend zoom-zooming around in the Miata, which is a really good car.

    The MX-5 presents Spartan Mazda functionality trimmed in synthetic-feeling cloth and hard plastic surfaces. As usual, Mazda seems to dump its money into suspension engineering rather than a state-of-the-art cabin. The result is a platform that lets you feel the road beneath the car without becoming bone-jarring, even on rough roads.

    Work your way through the gears -- something you need to get the hang of if you want to get anywhere fast in the hp roadster -- and you'll find the transmission fairly crisp and clutch surprisingly forgiving.

    Disable the traction control and stability control I think -- whatever you disable by holding down the traction control button for a few seconds and take a turn a bit too quickly in second gear and you can feel the rear end getting a bit loose.

    But it's all so predictable that it becomes a learning experience rather than a prelude to a panic attack. Throughout the weekend all of my passengers commented on how fast it felt like we were driving, despite a scrupulous -- well, mostly scrupulous -- adherence to posted speed limits. They had to ride with me one at a time, of course -- to the MX-5's credit, it doesn't even pretend to include a useable back seat.

    We often moan about increasingly stringent fuel economy standards, pro-pedestrian legislation that stifles designers' best efforts and occupant safety regulations that threaten to turn our vehicles into rolling caverns stuffed with airbags.

    And everything's getting more expensive to boot. Is it just a Miata with gunmetal wheels, club badges, specific graphics and black-painted mirrors, head lamps, bezels and roof and red interior stitching? Well, that's certainly part of the package. Or maybe it's some wonderful sandwich which I have yet to try? No, but really, the Club replaces the Touring model to represent the middle version of the MX-5 range between the base Sport model and plusher, range-topping Grand Touring trim.

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