We have previously discussed the creation and first two generations of the titular Mazda MX-5 Miata. Now we will cover the most recent generations, as well as where Mazda may be taking their most popular historic vehicle in the future. The Miata has seen some relatively large changes in the past, and the third generation of the Mazda Miata had a widebody design that provided slightly more room in the cabin.
Third Generation of the Miata
The 2006 model year marked the beginning of the Miata’s third generation, with a modern design and many amenities such as a power retractable hardtop option coming a year later. This was fantastic for people who were frustrated with the Mazda Miata’s seat covers or soft top being manually retracted and deployed. This retractable roof was a major success...
Arguably the most recognized and important vehicle in the history of Mazda automotive manufacturing, the Mazda Miata has long held a place in pop culture and on American roads. First debuting at the Chicago Auto Show of 1989, the MX-5 Miata has undergone a few evolutions to bring it to its modern standing. The most popular roadster in history is still going strong after thirty years, and we are here to celebrate the spectacular Miata.
Introduction of the Miata
Designed by an American engineer, the most famous features of the first Mazda Miata are the pop-up headlights and convertible roof. The Mazda MX-5 Miata’s first iteration followed the classic British design, with the engine in front and rear-wheel drive. The unique front fascia of the Miata and its zippy handling made it a triumphant s...
Getting ready for a big trip with your significant other, but want to make sure that the ride is relaxing and as stress-free as possible? Being on the same page is vital, as with all things in a relationship, but especially when traveling long distances. We have accumulated a handful of helpful tips to make sure your next road trip is comfortable.
Road Trip Essentials for Couples
Communication - If there is any argument or strife between you both, make sure to settle it before driving, because being locked in the car while upset for multiple hours can cause major tensions to rise. It is also important to settle debates like who drives beforehand and make a mental note to avoid any touchy subjects that could lead to conflict. Another clear topic to avoid is your opini...
Thanks to modern technology and production, vehicles being manufactured today have a whole suite of amenities. Luxury items like heated seats used to be rare and expensive additions to vehicles, but now can be found in most base models. We wanted to go over some of the best modern luxury features that you can find on new Mazda vehicles.
Remote Start/Stop: In the hot summer heat or frigid mornings of the winter, it is nice to know that your vehicle is set to the perfect temperature. With a remote engine start, you only have to bare the nasty temperature for the short walk to your vehicle, as the climate control will have been cooling/heating the interior while you were indoors.
Mobile Phone Integration: After the initial setup of your Apple CarPlay or Androi...
Modern vehicle owners have a wide range of resources available to them when it comes to mobile apps. Many vehicles produced in the last few years have seamless connections with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to sync as soon as you enter the vehicle. If you want to know which apps you should be using to monitor your vehicle health, find great gas prices, or even parking, then keep reading.
Best Car Apps for Your Vehicle
Roadtrippers - Avoid boring road trips by mapping out the most interesting and beautiful routes. This navigation app helps you find scenic destinations and really make the best of your journey.
GasBuddy - Save money on gas by using this app to find the best prices and most convenient locations on your drive.
A broken, worn-out, or damaged windshield wiper can leave streaks and decrease your visibility as a driver. This decreased visibility can be extremely hazardous and even lead to catastrophic accidents. Instead, you should be cognizant about the health of your wipers, and when it would be a good time to replace them.
When to Replace Your Wipers
To combat rain, snow, and dirt you will need functional and effective wipers that can blast away even the worst of the weather conditions. Rubber wipers can deteriorate quite quickly, and some mechanics recommend replacing them one to two times a year, depending on how much you use them. If you are looking for definite signs that your rubber blades need to be replaced, then you just have to listen for a slapping or squeaking sound when they are active...
While driving in the hot summer sun, it is important to keep an eye on the temperature gauge of your vehicle. Any vehicle has the potential to overheat, and if you aren’t careful, you can cause lasting damage to the engine. If you ever see smoke rising from under the hood, see the temp gauge spike, or get a warning light on your dashboard, then you should immediately pull to a safe area and follow these instructions.
What to Do When the Car Overheats
Pull Over Safely: Whether you are on the highway or on a city street, it is important to find a safe location to pull over.
Allow the Engine to Cool: Once you are at a complete stop, turn off the engine and allow it to rest for fifteen minutes. During this time, you should keep an eye on the temperature gauge and wait till it drops to...
New car owners often experience a honeymoon phase with their recently purchased set of wheels. The first few months of owning a vehicle are refreshing, you are breaking it in and starting to make it your own. However, you want to make sure that the vehicle has a long life ahead of it, and is able to carry you for many miles to come.
In order to protect your investment, you will want to follow these new car maintenance suggestions.
Maintenance for Your 2023 Mazda Vehicle
The first step that any new driver should take is to gain a comprehensive understanding of their vehicle. This means reading the owner's manual as though it were a best-selling novel and acquiring the knowledge to identify minor issues and mishaps. Being able to correctly understand the warning lights, the navigation syste...
Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 Mazda CX-90
Great news for Mazda fans, the brand new CX-90 has arrived at dealerships across the nation. This new Mazda SUV is the manufacturer’s largest SUV so far and sports a hefty turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six engine for power. Big news like this is worth celebrating, so we wanted to share with you all the spectacular features and amenities that can be found on the brand-new SUV.
The CX-90 Features and Specs
The first thing that you may notice when shopping for the CX-90 is that there is a plug-in-hybrid powertrain for those who are environmentally conscious. There are eleven trim levels to select from, so consumers have a litany of options to peruse when they are shopping. Each 2024 CX-90 is able to comfortably fit eight passengers among its three rows of seats.
Helpful Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Glove Box
When it comes time to clean your vehicle this spring, don’t forget to clean out the glove box of your vehicle as well. This often overlooked part of your car stores some of the most important information, such as the owner’s manual, insurance, and registration for your vehicle. The glove compartment is incredibly simple to organize, and should only take a few minutes for you to sweep through.
Steps to Glove Box Organization
1. Clear Out: The first step to cleaning and organizing your glove compartment is to completely remove everything inside and place everything in a secure location. This will allow you to clean out the compartment, either with a solution of soap and water if it is vinyl or plastic, or with a small vacuum attachment. 2. Sort Documents: Now is ...
2023 Mazda Vehicles Get Highest IIHS Safety Ratings
Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announces its list of vehicles that earned the top safety awards. As it turns out, every Mazda vehicle that was tested by this organization ended up making this list. That includes the Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, the CX-30, CX-5, CX-50, and CX-9.
Let’s take some time to go through what the IIHS tests are for, and how the Mazda safety features excel in these tests.
AWD vs FWD: Which Option is Better for Your Needs?
Prospective vehicle buyers, you may be curious as to what the difference is between all-wheel drive (AWD) and front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles. The only true difference between these two options is which pair of wheels receives power from the engine. But each one offers drivers incredible benefits and advantages depending on where and how often you are behind the wheel.