Since 1990, Mazda took the idea of the charmingly eccentric British roadster and infused it with Japanese reliability. By remaining true to its nature of fun and affordable performance, the Miata has thrilled and inspired hundreds of thousands of buyers, from money-conscious workaday drivers to weekend racers.
Mazda MX-5 Miata Road Test

Since 1990, Mazda took the idea of the charmingly eccentric British roadster and infused it with Japanese reliability. By remaining true to its nature of fun and affordable performance, the Miata has thrilled and inspired hundreds of thousands of buyers, from money-conscious workaday drivers to weekend racers. With its handling agility, revvy four-cylinder engine, easy-to-fold manual top, and precise manual shifter, it's the quintessential modern roadster.

Mazda's cheeky, lithe, and zoomy Miata convertible is the epitome of the expression, "It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow."

The MX-5's sparkling combination of nimble fun and thriftiness has made it a favorite at our test track -- and the current model holds to the standard.

Best Version to Get
Overall, the Club is the best value. We wouldn't talk you out of the Grand Touring -- those heated leather seats and blind spot warning are nice -- but it likely gives up a bit of handling sharpness. It's tempting to stick to the base Miata with its simple audio system. Doing so sacrifices the C...
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convertible Club 4-cyl 6-speed Manual
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