Used 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible Trims & Features

Trims & Features of the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible

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The MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible comes equipped with a vinyl soft top and a 5 speed manual transmission, with standard features including power windows, cloth upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel, CD player with MP3 auxiliary jack, six speakers, automatic climate control, outside power mirrors with heat, interior storage consoles, and 16 inch alloy wheels.

The MX-5 also comes not with a spare tire but rather a kit used to fix punctures. The optional 6 speed automatic transmission is a good option for those who do more highway driving. And the optional Convenience Package works with a cruise control system, fog lamps, power locks and windows that can be adjusted through the remote key device, an onboard trip navigation system and even audio controls built into the steering wheel for hands free operation. There is also an optional 6 disc CD changer available.

In 2009, Mazda updated the body of the Miata, freshening the curves and redesigning the bumpers for a smoother, more modern look. But the profile is still distinct and one of the more aerodynamic designs on the market. The front grille is low and understated, while the cluster of headlights on either side evokes a futuristic look that sets the MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible apart. The side sills are more prominently flared, and flow gracefully into the wheel wells beneath the doors. This fluid body styling travels around the entire car to the tail lights, which are all housed under one lens in a smart and unique design. The newly designed Miata MX-5 is still true to its original form, but the new version is slightly larger in every direction, from the body to the interior to the engine under the hood.

The convertible soft top on the MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible is the best that Mazda has produced, and maybe one of the best anywhere. The vinyl top features a heated glass rear window and collapses into a well that sits to the rear of the back seats. The top closes down into the well cleanly and completely, and folds onto itself to form a cover to seal the opening. It's a clever design the prevents the need for a lid for the well area. The convertible top is manually operated, but it's so simple and lightweight that you can raise it and lower it with one hand from the driver's seat. No one will ever miss the power operated top.

The MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible is impressively lightweight, thanks in part to the use of a hood and trunk made out of aluminum, as well as an aluminum suspension and use of high strength ultralight steel throughout the body shell. These design components help to give a sports car smart weight balance that is a little over 51 percent over the front axle and around 49 over the rear end. This design promotes the MX-5's superb agility and nearly perfect balance.

The Miata MX-5 may only boast 2 seats, but they're plenty roomy. The newer version of the MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible is larger in all dimensions and the added space was put to smart use. Full figured or very tall drivers may find themselves cramped, but the average adult will be perfectly comfortable in the seating compartment. In the older models, any driver over 6 feet would be hard pressed to find comfort with the seat all the way back, but the newer design features plenty of footroom for even the tallest person.

All dashboard gauges are analog, and all feature the new round shapes, reminiscent of old school racing cars. The round tachometer and the speedometer that goes along with it are fitted to either side of the steering column and topped with an arched hood above. In a nod to sports car drivers, an oil pressure gauge is included in the dash as well.

With the top down and the engine revving, you'd be hard pressed to find a sportier car. The MX-5 Miata PRHT Sports Coupe Convertible offers driving satisfaction at its best. And the surprisingly low price tag makes it accessible to even the most thrifty car lover.

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