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#1: Darren G.'s 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Darren G.'s 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata...

#2: Logan Edwards's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Found it sitting in a shop parking lot and looked abandoned. I decided to go inside to get more info, turned out the owner left it there. I gave them my...

#3: Ben Sylvester's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Ben Sylvester's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata...

#4: Mark Proper's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Quick Modlist Car is close to running again afther doing big mods like turbo and engine management. Engine/Drivetrain: -Sturovo exhoust manifold -Sturovo...

#5: Joe Wilson's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Joe Wilson's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata...

#6: Corey Shade's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Corey Shade's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata...

#7: Nick Glynn's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

This was my first Miata I had before I bought my mazdaspeed. I sold it when I bought my new Miata. I used it as a fun cruising car and cheap track car...

#8: Eric Martyn's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Eric Martyn's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata...

#9: Jack Granet's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Ever since I was about 12 years old I had started looking at what car to get first. I started out with S13s because they were cheap and if you hit a curb...

#10: Abdul Aslam's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Abdul Aslam's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata...

About the 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The debut year for Mazda’s famous MX-5 Miata, 1990’s Miata left all of America feeling patriotic, and it wasn’t just because of the car’s color options (say hello to red, white, blue, and silver). For many sports car enthusiasts, and just car enthusiasts in general, the Mazda MX-5 Miata was a return to the classic, unadulterated sports car that seemed to be missing the entire decade before. The 1990 Miata impressed drivers and reviewers right out of the gate, producing stunning reviews about a “talented” and “tempting” car, one, they said, should be “illegal” to purchase simply because it is just that good. The 1990 Miata is loved for many reasons: its classic looks, its ability to make driving fun, its smart ergonomics, the top-of-the-line construction and mechanics, and its affordability. Despite all of its many accolades, the one thing that drivers come back to again and again is just how much fun this little car is to drive. Reputed for its simple design, the Miata is loved because it allows drivers to embrace nostalgia, taking them back to the “good old days” when driving a car was meant to be enjoyed. Forget prestige, fancy design, and complicated gimmicks - the Mazda Miata is reminiscent of the classic cars of the 1960’s that so many enthusiasts hold near and dear to their hearts. Mazda couldn’t have done a better job to usher in a new decade. Their new car offers the simplicity of yore but with all of the current features drivers want. A potent combination of a simple, lightweight body, a cabin that is cozy and simultaneously sporty, a soft-top, and a front-engine, rear-drive powertrain, the 1990 Mazda Miata put everything on the table - and we’re hungry. Miata designers explain their creation by saying that they were looking for a way to take the components of Japanese cars that make them so reliable and combine them with a sporty, lightweight rear-drive convertible. While a novel idea to the rest of the car world, Mazda designer Bob Hall says their idea was “incredibly logical” to them. The rest of the car manufacturers are kicking themselves now for not realizing the potential of a car of this nature first. Weighing in at an impressively low 2210 pounds (and that’s with the plastic hardtop on), the 1990 Mazda Miata is a joy to drive. The car also features standard a driver’s-side air bag, air conditioning, power steering, and a sound system equipped with an AM/FM/cassette. The goal from the very beginning for this little car was to keep it just that - little and lightweight so it’s fun for everyone to drive. And while Mazda basically started from scratch with the Miata, they kept a few familiar features, such as the 323GTX power plant and the 929 five-speed manual transmission. Aside from that, however, the 1990 MX-5 Miata is brand new in every regard. New body, new interior design, new chassis, new suspension… So, in case you’re still wondering, yes, this Mazda is designed by drivers and for drivers. Rather than trying to adhere to fancy marketing gimmicks or to follow suit of other car manufacturers, Mazda stayed wholesomely true to their aim. Perhaps maybe the most incredible thing about this new car is that, while it nods to the yesteryears of sports cars, it does so without imitation, giving drivers something that is entirely new, and yet nicely familiar, to get excited about. Inside the 1990 Miata, drivers continued to be pleasantly wowed. Mazda somehow managed to re-create a vintage cockpit feel in their new sports car and magically did not end up sacrificing the rest of the passengers in the process. The cabin balances sporty with practicality, offering a decent amount of legroom for what by every other indicator should feel like a very small sports car. Unlike other models of sports cars, the Miata’s design makes passengers actually want to be there, leaving room while still letting them strap in for the ride. While the instruments are simple (a display of analog dials), this subtlety of design is just one of the reasons it feels like a good old-fashioned roadster. Everything inside the cabin is well thought out, never striving to be something more than it is - a classic, sports car. By sticking to the simplicity of design and the fun-factor of driving, the 1990 Mazda Miata does something pretty incredible - something that will be hard for other car manufacturers to imitate anytime soon. The sports car for the true sports car fan, this Miata is one for the history books.

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Sean Wally1 hour ago

Printing madness continues. Hooded gauge pod development. The pod The supports will get heat set M4 screw inserts in front and back. The face and back may be printed or cut from another material. Two holes on the bottom of the pod to install an aluminum mounting bracket with pop-rivets. A similar single gauge pod will be designed and printed for the 108mm tachometer/speedometer. On the fence about having the final versions printed in hard Nylon by Shapeways.... MORE

Thomas Hisaw2 hours ago

https://youtu.be/2m32IH0cndMExcuses excuses for a sub 20 second... MORE

Richie Day3 hours ago

Rear camber kit for the Accord!

S3 sitting a bit lower on H&R Sport Springs!

S3 sitting a bit lower on H&R Sport Springs!

Volodya Borisov5 hours ago

Its my beauty

Mark Zanella6 hours ago

Here's more dash cam video of my fastest run from today's event.... MORE

John Perkins7 hours ago

Front control arms, strut mounts, spring perches, bushes, Eibach... MORE

David McWhite10 hours ago

Two of my favorite things. #PerfectMatch

David McWhite10 hours ago

to of my favorite things. #PerfectMatch

Brian Miller10 hours ago

A few photos from a car show this weekend

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Cody White14 hours ago

Waiting on my flares to get clear coated. Gathering hardware to... MORE

Chad Bordwell14 hours ago

Yes! My girlfriend and I had lost an entire day of shooting last... MORE

Christian Morales15 hours ago


Brett Turner18 hours ago

All oil/coolant lines ran, started my AC delete, tucked some wiring,... MORE

Eddie V18 hours ago

Getting an e85 and 35 shot of NOS  tune for my car this week, company... MORE

Joe Del Zotto1 day ago

Something new on the way, its vintage, orange and mopar!

Love the promo video or next year. Early info that I have from... MORE

Sometimes you just don't want spinning doritos! https://youtu.be/qj3JzsoIRGw... MORE

Kevin Biles1 day ago

Sun going down on the Z's at Circuit of the Americas Friday, June #zcon... MORE