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Mazda is a world renowned Japanese automotive company that has been making quality cars since the 1960's. The first proper car they made was a coupe called the Mazda R360. Since then, Mazda has made a mark and is now well known for making high-quality, affordable coupes based on many reviews of their older car models. The most successful coupe Mazda has made is the sporty, luxuriant Mazda RX-7. A decade after the first RX-7 came to the market, Mazda decided to make a convertible version of th... (full review continues below)

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Mazda Convertibles

Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible
Year
2012
MSRP
$26,820
Fuel Economy
21 City / 28 Highway
Engine
2.0L 4C
Seats
2
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Mazda Convertible Reviews

Mazda is a world renowned Japanese automotive company that has been making quality cars since the 1960's. The first proper car they made was a coupe called the Mazda R360. Since then, Mazda has made a mark and is now well known for making high-quality, affordable coupes based on many reviews of their older car models. The most successful coupe Mazda has made is the sporty, luxuriant Mazda RX-7. A decade after the first RX-7 came to the market, Mazda decided to make a convertible version of this car.

The Mazda convertible RX-7 first rolled out the factory in 1988. The Mazda convertible was very successful in the United States and was even reviewed by some car magazines the best convertible on the market at that time. The success of the Mazda RX-7 convertible can be partly attributed to the major marketing campaigns conducted in the US, but mainly because of the design appeal of the car. What was even more impressive was the fact that there were many top competitors back then, such as Camaro, Mustang, LeBaron and Allante that also ranked well in reviews.

At present, Mazda convertibles are still popular essentially because they provide top-performance and features for highly-competitive prices. The latest Mazda convertible produced is the 2012 MX-5 Miata. Sold for between $23,470 and $30,050, the MX-5 Miata features a 2-seater sleek design, three trim levels, luxuriant leather upholstery and stability and traction control as standard in all packages. The MZR 2.0liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine under the hood might not look so impressive on paper, but performs well and is very reliable This Mazda convertible ranks number two in a popular automotive review site, just trailing a little behind the 2012 Ford Mustang convertible. Performance and quality features of both the Mustang and MX-5 Miata are almost the same. Depending on trim level, the Mustang can actually be so much more expensive than the MX-5 Miata, but both are equally on top based on reviews if we talk about reliability, safety and overall performance.

Most of the Mazda convertibles are small and two-seater, a perfect sporty car. It gives an all-out performance that Mazda is known for. The MX-5 Miata has been favored repeatedly in reviews for having the sort of handling and interior features that are typically only seen in more expensive rides. The safety features, standard to all trim levels, are also well-regarded in reviews. The MX-5 Miata has advanced airbags, anti-lock brake system, anti-theft engine immobilizer system, tire pressure monitoring system, tire puncture repair kit, collapsible steering column, dynamic stability control and traction control system, side-impact door beams and three-point seatbelts with force limiters and pre-tensioners.

Looking back, Mazda has been a good contender in the convertible sports car category. Since 1988, they have managed to provide the market with high-performing cars for cheaper price tags. They have stirred the competition and paved the way for a genre of convertibles that are more affordable for common people. Right now, we are positively looking forward to more stylish designs and better features of Mazda convertibles in the future.