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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition Review by Lynn David Cole

Visit us at: http://AutoTravel.tv - With over 900,000 MX-5 Miatas produced since it was introduced in 1989 it has become a favorite for young people who want a cute and nimble sports car. In February Mazda unveiled the MX-5 Miata Special Edition at the Chicago Auto Show. It is a limited run of 750 units. Some of the special features include gray door and heated seats in addition to interior highlights like chrome treatments to air vents and the instrument cluster. Even the color is special. It is only available in two colors, Sparkling Black Mica or Dolphin Gray Mica. The 17-inch Bright Finish aluminum alloy wheels stand out as a distinctive addition to the exterior look. This Miata with a standard transmission and 167 HP 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine weighs in at only 2,593 pounds. This combination of power and a light frame gives you nimbleness that you expect in a two-seat sports car. Being a two-seater, it appeals to families who already have their basic transportation needs met and are looking for an extra car that's fun to drive and economical to own. The electric hardtop makes the Miata is popular in both war and cold climates. The electric hardtop easily goes down or up in just 12 seconds and only one manual latch easily reachable inside. The 2011 MX-5 Miata Special Edition starts at $30,925 for the manual transmission, and $31,525 when equipped with the six-speed Sport AT automatic. Interior Features that Come Standard with the Special Edition: • Bluetooth hands-free phone system • SIRIUS® Satellite Radio with a six-month complimentary subscription • Xenon headlights • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) • Anti-theft alarm • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System Exterior and Powertrain Features of the Special Edition: • 167-horsepower, 140 lb-ft of torque 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (158 horsepower with the 6AT) • Bilstein® shocks • Limited slip differential (LSD) • Sport-tuned suspension • Short-throw shifter 2011 MX-5 Specifications: http://www.mazdausamedia.com/files/2011%20MX-5%20Specifications.pdf 2011 MX-5 Miata Pricing: http://www.mazdausamedia.com/files/2011%20MX-5%20Miata%20Pricing%20%28020911%29.pdf The background music "Mistake the Getaway" is by: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Review and Videography by: Lynn David Cole Camera Operator: Christopher Paulon Cole


 


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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition (2011 Chicago Auto Show)
MAZDA UNVEILS MX-5 MIATA SPECIAL EDITION AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW Limited-run model conveys luxurious side of the world's most-beloved two-seat roadster CHICAGO (February 9, 2011) -- On the heels of its recent milestone announcement of 900,000 MX-5 Miatas being produced, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today unveiled the 2011 MX-5 Miata Special Edition, a limited-run model of only 750 units. The Special Edition continues the MX-5's history of being a dynamically-engineered, enthusiast-approved roadster whose price doesn't discriminate and whose luxuries are not stripped. Special Edition-exclusive interior touches include gray door trim and heated leather seats with gray stitching, a black leather-wrapped parking brake and steering wheel with contrasting gray stitching, chrome treatments to the air vents and instrument cluster as well as aluminum pedals (6MT only). Special Edition models are only available in Sparkling Black Mica or Dolphin Gray Mica, two new MX-5 colors, and are packaged with 17-inch Bright Finish aluminum alloy wheels. The MX-5 traditionally has appealed to higher income households as its purchase reason is not as the practical daily driver but as the additional "fun" car, such as for those long, winding road-hunting weekends. Originally available in three trim levels -- Sport, Touring and Grand Touring -- the Special Edition is based off of a fully-equipped Grand Touring model but is only available with the industry-leading, easy-to-use Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT). Popular in both warm and winter climates, PRHT models go from rain-deflector to sun-worshipper in 12 seconds -- with trunk space to boot -- and outsell soft tops 4:1 worldwide. In the United States, there also is no lack of interest for premium accessories as 70 percent of Grand Touring models sold are PRHT-equipped, of which 50 percent are optioned with the Premium Package. The Premium Package is standard on the Special Edition and includes a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, SIRIUS® Satellite Radio with a six-month complimentary subscription, Xenon headlights, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with a Traction Control System (TCS), an anti-theft alarm and the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System. It is no secret that on any given weekend more Mazdas and Mazda-powered vehicles are road-raced than any other brand. Performance and tuning are dynamically engineered into every Mazda and the MX-5 Miata Special Edition retains its sports car soul but with a few niceties not meant for the bumper-to-bumper love taps of the track.





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