The Truth About Cars » mazda mx-5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » mazda mx-5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC News Round-up: Winterkorn Appears on BI Top 15 List, Oil Near 11-Year Low (Again), and Jeep Goes Online in India http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-winterkorn-appears-bi-top-15-list-oil-near-11-year-low-jeep-goes-online-india/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-winterkorn-appears-bi-top-15-list-oil-near-11-year-low-jeep-goes-online-india/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253145 Where do you end up if you’re the former CEO of a company guilty of cheating diesel emissions tests, the fallout of which wipes out billions of dollars of value from said company? Business Insider’s “The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015″ list, of course. That, and Nissan prices the new Sentra, oil is still on a well-lubricated […]

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Where do you end up if you’re the former CEO of a company guilty of cheating diesel emissions tests, the fallout of which wipes out billions of dollars of value from said company? Business Insider’s “The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015″ list, of course. That, and Nissan prices the new Sentra, oil is still on a well-lubricated […]

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Among Sports Cars, New Beats Old: FR-S Hits New Low As MX-5 Takes Over http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/among-sports-cars-new-beats-old-fr-s-hits-new-low-mx-5-takes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/among-sports-cars-new-beats-old-fr-s-hits-new-low-mx-5-takes/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1240273 November 2015 produced the lowest full-month U.S. sales total for the Scion FR-S in its history. November 2015 also produced the sixth consecutive year-over-year Mazda MX-5 Miata monthly sales increase; November was also the fifth consecutive month in which the Mazda MX-5 outsold the Scion FR-S. The FR-S and MX-5 are clearly not direct rivals. […]

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November 2015 produced the lowest full-month U.S. sales total for the Scion FR-S in its history. November 2015 also produced the sixth consecutive year-over-year Mazda MX-5 Miata monthly sales increase; November was also the fifth consecutive month in which the Mazda MX-5 outsold the Scion FR-S. The FR-S and MX-5 are clearly not direct rivals. […]

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LA 2015: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Is How You Say Miata in Italian http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2017-fiat-124-spider-is-how-you-say-miata-in-italian/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2017-fiat-124-spider-is-how-you-say-miata-in-italian/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:27:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1222105 Finally, a Fiat in North America that isn’t a 500. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is what happens when you give a spectacular chassis to the Italians and let them fit it with a torque-happy turbocharged engine. The new roadster, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was revealed today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto […]

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Finally, a Fiat in North America that isn’t a 500. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is what happens when you give a spectacular chassis to the Italians and let them fit it with a torque-happy turbocharged engine. The new roadster, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was revealed today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto […]

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Question Of The Day: What Car Should I Buy? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/question-day-car-buy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/question-day-car-buy/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:12:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1033649 Reader Brian writes to us with a question about what car to buy next. Since he’s from the Big Apple, we’ll run this on the eve of the NY Auto Show. Hello, I’m not sure if i’m contacting through the right medium here. I’m a long time avid reader of this blog and thank you […]

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Reader Brian writes to us with a question about what car to buy next. Since he’s from the Big Apple, we’ll run this on the eve of the NY Auto Show. Hello, I’m not sure if i’m contacting through the right medium here. I’m a long time avid reader of this blog and thank you […]

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2016 Mazda Miata Comes In At Under $25k http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/2016-mazda-miata-comes-25k/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/2016-mazda-miata-comes-25k/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:43:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1032697 According to numerous media reports, Mazda has announced a base price of $24,950 for the next Mazda MX-5.   A current model MX-5 costs $23,970. Given that the new car is smaller, lighter and is only slightly down on power (not that it matters, thanks to the lower curb weight) and is a thoroughly modern […]

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According to numerous media reports, Mazda has announced a base price of $24,950 for the next Mazda MX-5.   A current model MX-5 costs $23,970. Given that the new car is smaller, lighter and is only slightly down on power (not that it matters, thanks to the lower curb weight) and is a thoroughly modern […]

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Behind The Scenes At The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long Lead Preview http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/behind-scenes-2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-long-lead-preview/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/behind-scenes-2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-long-lead-preview/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=991954 To say that the global preview for the new MX-5 was “exclusive” would be like calling the Moon “rarely visited”. Only eight North American journalists had the chance to drive one of just four available cars over the course of two days. The good news is that we each got nearly two hours in the […]

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To say that the global preview for the new MX-5 was “exclusive” would be like calling the Moon “rarely visited”. Only eight North American journalists had the chance to drive one of just four available cars over the course of two days. The good news is that we each got nearly two hours in the […]

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Mazda Announces MX-5 Displacement, Drags Out Details Even Longer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/mazda-announces-mx-5-displacement-drags-details-even-longer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/mazda-announces-mx-5-displacement-drags-details-even-longer/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:11:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=923729 Not content with merely showing off the design of the next Mazda MX-5, Mazda has announced that European versions of the MX-5 will get a 1.5L Skyactiv engine, while North American versions will get a 2.0L motor. In North American trim, the 2.0L makes 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, but Mazda claims that “all […]

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Not content with merely showing off the design of the next Mazda MX-5, Mazda has announced that European versions of the MX-5 will get a 1.5L Skyactiv engine, while North American versions will get a 2.0L motor. In North American trim, the 2.0L makes 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, but Mazda claims that “all […]

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The Volkswagen Eos Is Dead: Here’s Why http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/volkswagen-eos-dead-heres/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/volkswagen-eos-dead-heres/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=912786 RX-8, FJ Cruiser, XLR: just some of the recent nameplates which at one time generated healthy sales activity in the U.S., but after slowly fading in un-updated form, were put out to pasture. Now we can add to that list the Volkswagen Eos. Cars like the Eos, which major on style over practicality, are prone […]

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RX-8, FJ Cruiser, XLR: just some of the recent nameplates which at one time generated healthy sales activity in the U.S., but after slowly fading in un-updated form, were put out to pasture. Now we can add to that list the Volkswagen Eos. Cars like the Eos, which major on style over practicality, are prone […]

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Mazda MX-5 Turbo Video Was Just A Teaser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/mazda-mx-5-turbo-video-just-teaser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/mazda-mx-5-turbo-video-just-teaser/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:30:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=909049 The now-famous teaser video that had the whole world wondering about a possible turbo on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 turned out to be a red herring. According to our source, the vehicle used for the teaser video is actually a modified NB Miata with an aftermarket turbo kit, hence the audible woosh of a turbocharger. […]

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The now-famous teaser video that had the whole world wondering about a possible turbo on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 turned out to be a red herring. According to our source, the vehicle used for the teaser video is actually a modified NB Miata with an aftermarket turbo kit, hence the audible woosh of a turbocharger. […]

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Packing Tons Of Tech http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/2016-mazda-mx-5-packing-tons-tech/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/2016-mazda-mx-5-packing-tons-tech/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:06:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=907321   The current generation Mazda MX-5 is pretty light on tech gizmos – the current car doesn’t even have Bluetooth, let alone navigation or a USB port. But the upcoming ND MX-5 will reverse that, with a generous suite of the latest in technology and safety features. After getting a closer look at a Japanese-spec […]

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  The current generation Mazda MX-5 is pretty light on tech gizmos – the current car doesn’t even have Bluetooth, let alone navigation or a USB port. But the upcoming ND MX-5 will reverse that, with a generous suite of the latest in technology and safety features. After getting a closer look at a Japanese-spec […]

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Live Shots, Technical Details http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/2016-mazda-mx-5-live-shots-technical-details/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/2016-mazda-mx-5-live-shots-technical-details/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:31:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=906073 Mazda’s newest MX-5 appeared live at an event in California, and although Mazda was stingy with details, we managed to get a few. As mentioned in an earlier post, the new car, dubbed ND, should weigh an incredible 2280 lbs. It will also be 154 inches in length, 4 inches shorter than the current car. […]

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Mazda’s newest MX-5 appeared live at an event in California, and although Mazda was stingy with details, we managed to get a few. As mentioned in an earlier post, the new car, dubbed ND, should weigh an incredible 2280 lbs. It will also be 154 inches in length, 4 inches shorter than the current car. […]

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Will The Next-Generation Mazda MX-5 Finally Have A Coupe Variant? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/will-next-generation-mazda-mx-5-finally-coupe-variant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/will-next-generation-mazda-mx-5-finally-coupe-variant/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:26:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=899186 In the final year of the second-generation NB Miata’s life, Mazda offered a limited edition “Roadster Coupe” hardtop. Offered for sale in Japan only, the Coupe carried a hefty pricetag for what was essentially some bespoke bodywork and a stiffer chassis – but no extra power. Even so, Miata enthusiasts have long lusted after the E-Type-esque […]

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In the final year of the second-generation NB Miata’s life, Mazda offered a limited edition “Roadster Coupe” hardtop. Offered for sale in Japan only, the Coupe carried a hefty pricetag for what was essentially some bespoke bodywork and a stiffer chassis – but no extra power. Even so, Miata enthusiasts have long lusted after the E-Type-esque […]

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2015 Mazda MX-5 Spied http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/2015-mazda-mx-5-spied/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/2015-mazda-mx-5-spied/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:38:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=888737 A Japanese motorist has spotted what appears to be the next-generation Mazda MX-5 while out testing in Japan. The next-generation car has a rear deck reminiscent of the first-generation BMW Z4, as well as the second-gen NB Miata, along with the flared arches of the current MX-5. TTAC will be attending the launch of the fourth-generation […]

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A Japanese motorist has spotted what appears to be the next-generation Mazda MX-5 while out testing in Japan. The next-generation car has a rear deck reminiscent of the first-generation BMW Z4, as well as the second-gen NB Miata, along with the flared arches of the current MX-5. TTAC will be attending the launch of the fourth-generation […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: White Barchetta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/crapwagon-outtaake-white-barchetta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/crapwagon-outtaake-white-barchetta/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:41:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=858217 What a difference a decade makes. My own 2003 Miata is, by modern standards, a pure, elemental sports car. Lightweight, with a cable actuated throttle, a 5-speed manual and no ABS. But turn the clock back to 1993, just ten years prior, and you could still buy this. From Bring A Trailer and Miata.net, we have this […]

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What a difference a decade makes. My own 2003 Miata is, by modern standards, a pure, elemental sports car. Lightweight, with a cable actuated throttle, a 5-speed manual and no ABS. But turn the clock back to 1993, just ten years prior, and you could still buy this. From Bring A Trailer and Miata.net, we have this […]

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata To Debut September 3rd At Laguna Seca http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-to-debut-september-3rd-at-laguna-seca/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-to-debut-september-3rd-at-laguna-seca/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:09:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=858089 Well, let the speculation rest. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will not debut in Chicago, but at Laguna Seca. Mazda made the announcement early Thursday, with the news that the new MX-5, known as the “ND”, will debut on September 3rd in Monterey, California. Events will also take place in Japan and Spain, with the […]

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Well, let the speculation rest. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will not debut in Chicago, but at Laguna Seca. Mazda made the announcement early Thursday, with the news that the new MX-5, known as the “ND”, will debut on September 3rd in Monterey, California. Events will also take place in Japan and Spain, with the […]

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New York 2014: 25 Years Of Miatas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-25-years-of-miatas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-25-years-of-miatas/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:47:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=801026 To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5, Mazda brought out a number of historically significant Miatas. Some, like the Coupe Concept (above), the Mazdaspeed MX-5 and the Super 20 are well known.   But how about the 500,000th car produced, or the 1998 prototype that eventually became the 1999 Miata? They’re all in […]

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5, Mazda brought out a number of historically significant Miatas. Some, like the Coupe Concept (above), the Mazdaspeed MX-5 and the Super 20 are well known.   But how about the 500,000th car produced, or the 1998 prototype that eventually became the 1999 Miata? They’re all in […]

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New York 2014: Mazda Shows Next MX-5’s Chassis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-mazda-shows-next-mx-5s-chassis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-mazda-shows-next-mx-5s-chassis/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:02:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=799418   Those wild rumors of Mazda doing a surprise debut of the next MX-5 turned out to be false – anyone with an understanding of modern automotive PR tactics knows that no launch is conducted without a relentless hype campaign. But at least they threw us a bone. Mazda claims that this chassis, which underpins […]

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  Those wild rumors of Mazda doing a surprise debut of the next MX-5 turned out to be false – anyone with an understanding of modern automotive PR tactics knows that no launch is conducted without a relentless hype campaign. But at least they threw us a bone. Mazda claims that this chassis, which underpins […]

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Editorial: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up For A New Mazda MX-5 Debut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/editorial-dont-get-your-hopes-up-for-a-new-mazda-mx-5-debut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/editorial-dont-get-your-hopes-up-for-a-new-mazda-mx-5-debut/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:20:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=780665 Mazda has some big news for Miata lovers at the New York Auto Show, with an exhibition of some of their favorite Miatas over the car’s 25 year history. Both myself (97 C Package, 2003 Shinsen) and Jack (former owner of a 93 ) will be attending, and we will make sure to get detailed […]

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Mazda has some big news for Miata lovers at the New York Auto Show, with an exhibition of some of their favorite Miatas over the car’s 25 year history. Both myself (97 C Package, 2003 Shinsen) and Jack (former owner of a 93 ) will be attending, and we will make sure to get detailed […]

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Anatomy Of A Rumor: There Won’t Be A Diesel MX-5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/anatomy-of-a-rumor-there-wont-be-a-diesel-mx-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/anatomy-of-a-rumor-there-wont-be-a-diesel-mx-5/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 14:49:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487981 God bless the blogosphere. All it takes is one throwaway remark for something to become a widely reported rumor heard ’round the world. Autocar, a UK magazine that is fond of publishing sketches, conjecture and other wild-ass rumors in the best tradition of Fleet Street, published another piece on the upcoming Mazda MX-5 that included […]

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God bless the blogosphere. All it takes is one throwaway remark for something to become a widely reported rumor heard ’round the world. Autocar, a UK magazine that is fond of publishing sketches, conjecture and other wild-ass rumors in the best tradition of Fleet Street, published another piece on the upcoming Mazda MX-5 that included […]

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Hachi Roku Drops The Top http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/hachi-roku-loses-its-top/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/hachi-roku-loses-its-top/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:54:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479578 Ever try and play a round of golf as a Miata driver? From first hand experience, I can tell you it doesn’t work well. If you are lucky at manipulating large objects and have nothing else in the trunk, your golf bag might fit. God help you if you are giving a friend a lift to […]

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Ever try and play a round of golf as a Miata driver? From first hand experience, I can tell you it doesn’t work well. If you are lucky at manipulating large objects and have nothing else in the trunk, your golf bag might fit. God help you if you are giving a friend a lift to […]

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Altezza Lights: A Retrospective http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/altezza-lights-a-retrospective/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/altezza-lights-a-retrospective/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479378 There are some automotive fads that we can liken to the leather jacket; a contemporary piece of clothing that has endured the test of time to become a staple of one’s wardrobe. The Hoffmeister kink may be the best example of an aesthetic detail that’s achieved this sort of ubiquity and acceptance. On the other hand, certain things, like […]

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There are some automotive fads that we can liken to the leather jacket; a contemporary piece of clothing that has endured the test of time to become a staple of one’s wardrobe. The Hoffmeister kink may be the best example of an aesthetic detail that’s achieved this sort of ubiquity and acceptance. On the other hand, certain things, like […]

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Review: 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/review-2013-mazda-mx-5-miata-club/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/review-2013-mazda-mx-5-miata-club/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:30:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462871 Back when I reviewed the Scion FR-S, I wrapped up by saying I’d want to check out the latest Miata before I passed judgment on the bang-per-buck value of the Subuyopet. So, I called up the PR flacks at Mazda: “Hey, remember how I didn’t totally trash the CX-5 I wrote about in July? Yeah, […]

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Back when I reviewed the Scion FR-S, I wrapped up by saying I’d want to check out the latest Miata before I passed judgment on the bang-per-buck value of the Subuyopet. So, I called up the PR flacks at Mazda: “Hey, remember how I didn’t totally trash the CX-5 I wrote about in July? Yeah, […]

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Capsule Comparison Part 1: 1993 Mazda Miata http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/capsule-comparison-part-1-1993-mazda-miata/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/capsule-comparison-part-1-1993-mazda-miata/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465071 “I wouldn’t ask too much of her,” I ventured. “You can’t repeat the past.” “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand. “I’m going to fix […]

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“I wouldn’t ask too much of her,” I ventured. “You can’t repeat the past.” “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand. “I’m going to fix […]

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Mazda’s MX-5 Guru Reveals Details On The Next RX-7 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/mazdas-mx-5-guru-reveals-details-on-the-next-rx-7/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/mazdas-mx-5-guru-reveals-details-on-the-next-rx-7/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:41:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465537 Putting an end to the vicious cycle of rumors and conjecture, Mazda’s sports car chief revealed that they will bring back the RX-7 in 2017, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Cosmo sports car. Nobohiru Yamamoto, who is now head of the MX-5 program, told Australia’s The Motor Report that the RX-7 will […]

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Putting an end to the vicious cycle of rumors and conjecture, Mazda’s sports car chief revealed that they will bring back the RX-7 in 2017, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Cosmo sports car. Nobohiru Yamamoto, who is now head of the MX-5 program, told Australia’s The Motor Report that the RX-7 will […]

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Mazda, Alfa Romeo Roadster Could Be The Start Of A Beautiful Friendship http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-alfa-romeo-roadster-could-be-the-start-of-a-beautiful-friendship/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/mazda-alfa-romeo-roadster-could-be-the-start-of-a-beautiful-friendship/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458558 While discussing the future of a Mazda/Fiat collaboration last week, one industry insider trusted by TTAC had this to say “It’s a bit like a first dance during the sixth grade…the Roadster, I mean. They’re leaving room for Jesus, but still able to cop a feel if they’re lucky.” Now we’ve got more info on […]

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While discussing the future of a Mazda/Fiat collaboration last week, one industry insider trusted by TTAC had this to say “It’s a bit like a first dance during the sixth grade…the Roadster, I mean. They’re leaving room for Jesus, but still able to cop a feel if they’re lucky.” Now we’ve got more info on […]

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