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February 10, 1989 – The Mazda Miata MX-5 debuts
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February 10, 1989 – The Mazda Miata MX-5 debuts

Mazda Miata (NA) Ah, the history of the Mazda Miata MX-5. A little roadster with a big personality. This car has been turning heads and putting smiles on drivers' faces since it debuted at the Chicago Auto Show on this day in 1989. It all started in the 80s, when the folks at Mazda started feeling a bit nostalgic for the classic British roadsters of the '60s. So, they decided to build their own, with a Japanese twist. The result was the MX-5 Miata, a compact, lightweight sports car that was designed to be fun and affordable, and it was. When it first hit the lot it had a starting price of about $14,000. JDM version, the Mazda Roadster The first generation of the Miata, the NA, was a hit from the get-go. With its snappy handling, quick acceleration, and drop-top fun, the Miata qui...

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