Mazda MX-5 2011

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2010 about the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like a favorite pair of worn jeans; everything just feels right.

From the position of the shifter, pedals, steering wheel and other controls, nothing's out of place.

Few cars offer as much everyday driving fun as the Miata, and even fewer do it as inexpensively.

The Miata is available with a manual soft-top roof or a power retractable hardtop, and it's offered in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. (See a side-by-side comparison of the trims.) Our test car was a top-of-the-line Grand Touring retractable hardtop with an as-tested price of $31,300.

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Engine Oil
NOTE: Changing the engine oil should be done by an Authorized Mazda Dealer. Recommended Oil Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil (Without turbocharger). Oil container labels provide important information. ...

Battery
WARNING: Wash hands after handling the battery and related accessories: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of Californi ...

Manual Type
Manual Type Control Switches Temperature control dial This dial controls temperature. Turn it clockwise for hot and counterclockwise for cold. MAX-A/C position For quick cabin cooling, rota ...