By on May 22, 2014

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition

Were you hoping to get your hands on one of the 100 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition roadsters? Alas, you can stop holding your breath: All 100 were sold within 10 minutes.

Autoblog reports Mazda opened its pre-order site for the roadster on Tuesday with the idea of keeping it open until the end of May or when 250 customers registered. Ten minutes later, 250 customers signed up, leaving the automaker with the unenviable task of contacting and verifying the first 100 who will be granted the opportunity to order this particular MX-5.

Once the customer chooses either the $32,205 six-speed manual or $32,655 six-speed sport automatic with manual shift, “the customer’s information will then be forwarded to the dealership of their choosing to finalize the transaction.” All models come with a retractable hard top, the Soul Red paint found on the Mazda6, special badging inside, and a custom Tourneau watch among the pieces available.

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21 Comments on “Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition Sells Out In 10 Minutes...”


  • avatar
    mitchw

    Finish with this already, Mazda. Where’s my ND?

  • avatar
    Landcrusher

    Bring back the pop up lights man! Those were awesome.

    • 0 avatar
      Nick_515

      Agreed – I love them. Except it’s nearly impossible to come across one that functions correctly. How many have either of their flaps fully operational these days? They look so sad with a droopy eye.

    • 0 avatar
      redav

      I don’t get the fascination with pop-up headlights. Yes, when I was a kid, I thought they were cool (mostly because they were on sports cars), but then again, I thought hot dogs were cool, too.

      • 0 avatar
        Landcrusher

        Pop ups and hot dogs are both cool. Of course, I drive a Volvo wagon, so maybe I am no expert on cool. :)

        I had two Miatas with the pop ups, they were much better looking than anything since. I never thought of them as cool, just fun.

    • 0 avatar
      Demetri

      My understanding is because of pedestrian safety standards, pop-ups would be difficult to implement on a modern car.

    • 0 avatar
      Kyree S. Williams

      The pop-up headlamps were cool on the angular, edgy cars of the 80’s…like the third-gen Accord, and on cars with simple, timeless, pleasing lines (like the NA Miata). I don’t think they’d look so cool on any newer cars…even the NC Miata.

  • avatar
    TMA1

    It seems odd to me that no one has been buying the NC3, but people are lining up to pay a premium for a special paint job now that the car is in its final year.

    • 0 avatar
      mnm4ever

      That’s exactly what I was thinking… this doesn’t seem like anything special so why the hot sellout? I would rather have a Club Sport with a real softtop. The color is nice, but not much different than the regular red on the CS.

      I guess it would go nicely with my Mazda6 Sport in the same color with blacked out wheels to match. But I didn’t buy it… lol

    • 0 avatar
      redav

      We’re only talking about a few hundred. In those quantities, you’re going to see some examples of inelastic demand.

      The Miata sells a few hundred a month. These are the folks who probably would have bought one anyway, and they see the ‘special editionness’ of them as preserver of value, hence their willingness to pay a few grand more than they normally would have.

  • avatar
    indi500fan

    Last year I bought a 1990 with 73000 miles in beautiful shape for $4300.

    Unless you plan to use your Miata as a daily driver, I’d recommend that approach as a far superior financial proposition vs this 25th anniv car.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    The elevated red lift-up bit behind the shiny black roof looks odd to me. I think it would end up much more cohesive if monotone.


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