The Worst Miata

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The Miata is high in the running for Jalopnik’s favorite car, possibly second only to the brown diesel manual shooting brake. Here are some photos and info about the Miata we all love.

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The Miata was introduced in the 1980s. At the time there was nothing else like it on the market, and it still has very few competitors today.

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It features a modestly powerful (for its weight) engine and six forward gears, which can propel it from 0-60 in approximately 8 seconds.

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Plus it also boasts unforgettable styling.

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The Miata can keep you entertained for hours...

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...and is perfect for fun in the sun.

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While many owners don’t race their Miatas, their on-track handling capability is surprising and can elicit motion sickness in those unprepared for it.

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The Miata seats two...

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...sometimes.

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With an all-new model about to hit the streets, the Miata is still a core part of our rich automotive variety over 25 years after its initial release.

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Used Miatas are plentiful and inexpensive, perfect for a new enthusiast starting a fresh hobby.

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