2013 Mazda Miata MX5

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The 2013 Mazda Miata MX5 is a great convertible that has plenty of “zoom-zoom,” tight handling and a fair price. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

Model – 2013 Mazda Miata MX5

MPG – 22/28 mpg.

Engine – 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 158hp. teamed with the optional six-speed automatic transmission.

If you choose the manual transmission the engine produces 167 hp.

Price – starts at $22,424

The 2013 Mazda Miata MX5 is a sleek convertible sports car for those who appreciate high performance driving mixed with a little well-engineered fun.

The two-seat Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster has been around for more than 20 years. Much has changed over the decades, including the disappearance of the Miata as part of a redesign. The Miata name has since returned, but what hasn’t changed is the formula: small, lightweight and affordable.

The MX-5 Miata is small, but the two-seat configuration provides more driver space than expected.

Features:

•Leather-wrapped steering wheel

•Optional leather seats

•Optional heated seats

•Optional steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls

•Optional 17-inch wheels

•Optional power-retractable hardtop

Competes with:

·VW Eos

·VW Beetle Convertible

·Porsche Boxster

·Mini Coupe Roadster

·Fiat 500 Convertible

Likes:

·Fun to drive

·Handles like a slot car

·Easy to use technology systems

·Good fuel economy

Dislikes:

·The seats can be tight for larger drivers.

·Wish it had more technology options

If you love the look and open-air feel of the old British Triumphs and MGs, but you don’t want to deal with the hassle of a 50-year-old used car, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata lets you have your cake and eat it too.

Courtesy of YNN/ Time Warner Cable

Aired: 12/18/2012

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