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Mazda MX-5 Miata: "Girl's Car" or Not?

Updated on September 24, 2012

The 2011 Mazda Miata

Performance, Fuel-Efficiency, Price - The Perfect Mix?

Have you looked at the new Mazda MX-5 Miata? Sure, we all know the Miata as a cute 2-seat convertible that comes at an affordable price. But did you realize how fuel-efficient it is? Despite the fact that you'll have 158 to 167 hp available, the 2.0L inline 4 still delivers 28 mpg on the highway. No doubt, the Miata doesn't have the monster horsepower numbers of other sports cars, but it comes loaded with a factor that's hard to quantify: it's fun as heck to drive.

And not only that, the Miata handles like a champ. Don't believe it? Look up the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Spec Miata Series - this little rear-wheel drive convertible is the most popular production-based race car in the US! For all you males out there who are hesitant to drive a Miata because it's too small and not manly enough, the Miata's racing pedigree and heritage may persuade you otherwise.

Naturally, this isn't just about performance. We need to consider the Miata's reliability and IIHS crash ratings. Compared with various other convertibles, the Miata boasts above average dependability, and safety is thought to be good.

How much do all of these features cost? Don't be surprised to spend $29,500 for a top of the line Miata, although prices start at only $22,960.

Mazda Miata: "Girl's Car?"

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      Pkittock 5 years ago from Minnesota

      excellent hub! I'll be picking up my first car this winter, probably looking at a 1st gen miata or an MR2. This is essentially a classic british roadster (triumph, MG, etc.) with japanese reliability.. doesn't get any better than that!

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      DIY Backlinks 6 years ago

      still a nice looking car.