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Aired: 12/18/2012

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.

•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

·Fun to drive
·Handles like a slot car
·Easy to use technology systems
·Good fuel economy

·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.

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