2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club RF Test Drive

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club RF is A Targa Type Hardtop Roadster. The popular diminutive two-seat, rear-wheel-drive Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster first bowed with a secure full power retractable hardtop (PRHT) and has followed with a Targa type (RF) power-retractable hardtop….

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Test Drive

?2018 Mazda MX-5 Club? Mazda?s MX-5 Roadster is still a Miata The 1987 Chicago Motor Show was the stage for the world debut of the Mazda MX-5 Miata , with U.S. sales beginning in May of that year. The second generation bowed ten years later in October 1997 at the Tokyo Motor Show and the…

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Since inception in 1990 the Miata has revolutionized the classic two-seat sports car. Sports cars with names like MG, Triumph and Austin Healy had often been impetus of dreams of young and old Americans, but their reputations for poor reliability and practicality made for limited sales….

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2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun Part 2

Lexus LC 500 to Volkswagen Jetta GLI By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood ? Here are the cars from the Lexus LC 500 to the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which made up the balance of the 24 cars in the 2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun. When the two-day drive was finished, the NWAPA members chose favorites….

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF Test Drive

?2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Grand Touring? Still a Miata ? but in a Retractable Fastback Form The venerable Mazda MX-5 Miata made its world debut at the Chicago Motor Show back in February, 1987, with U.S. sales beginning in May of that year, and the popular diminutive two-seat, rear-wheel drive roadster has been going strong…

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When we reviewed the Mazda MX-5 roadster about six months ago we reported that the distinctive new RF version was starting to arrive at dealerships. A couple of weeks ago the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF arrived in our driveway, and we had a chance to see what the RF…

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If some group would give an award to a manufacturer for great design and engineering excellence over the last five years, it should go to Mazda. The entire Mazda lineup has been redesigned and re-engineered with striking designs and the brilliant Skyactiv technology. We think one of the best Mazda…

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each time an automaker starts from a clean sheet of paper to do an all-new version of a popular model, or to ?reinvent? a great car, we hear all the auto enthusiasts of the world suck air into their lungs and hold their breath, praying silently that ?they won?t screw…

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Test Drive

?2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club? Mazda?s New Fourth Generation Roadster still a Miata The Mazda MX-5 Miata made its world debut at the Chicago Motor Show in February, 1987, with U.S. sales beginning in May of that year. The second generation bowed ten years later in Oct 1997 at the Tokyo Motor Show and the…

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