Cars Then & Now

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Current Base Price: $24,915
The most successful convertible of all time, the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata went on sale in summer 2015. Since the launch of the first Miata in 1989, more than 1 million MX-5s have been sold worldwide. New for 2017, the MX-5 RF is a retractable fastback with a power-folding hardtop that can open or close in just 13 seconds. While a power-retractable hardtop was offered for the third-generation MX-5, the new MX-5 RF features a fastback coupe design with cleverly disguised cut lines at the base of the roof that allow the rear section to raise up while the front section and rear window are stowed, then return to position for a different open-top experience. The new MX-5 is approximately 150 pounds lighter than its predecessor, making it lightweight, nimble and fun to drive. The 2017 MX-5 is powered by a 155-horsepower SKYACTIV- G 2.0-liter engine combined with a standard SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission.

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