Car & Automotive

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying an NA Miata

From Road & Track

No car is perfect, but the first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata comes close. There’s a reason pretty much every current Road & Track staffer owns or has owned one. For the money, it’s one of the most enjoyable cars on the planet, and a truly pure driving experience.

Thinking about buying an NA Miata of your own? Fantastic choice. Here’s how to pick the right one.

An Icon Is Born

In the late Eighties, Mazda set out to produce a sporty two-seat convertible aimed directly at the affordable performance segment. It had three initial designs: a front-engine front-wheel-drive car, a front-engine rear-wheel-drive car, and a mid-engine rear-wheel-drive car. In the end, executives chose the front-engine, rear-drive layout. The first production Miatas went on sale in 1989 as 1990 model-year cars after debuting at the Chicago Auto Show.

Early NA Miatas use a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated inline-four

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Slammed 1966 Cadillac Is A One-Off SEMA Show Car

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Even if you don’t like lowered vehicles, you can’t argue with how cool this Caddy looks.

SEMA is the place to go to see some of the most customized vehicles on the planet, and if you’ve ever dreamed of owning a SEMA Show vehicle, here’s your chance. This long and low 1966 Cadillac Coupe DeVille convertible was built for the 2014 SEMA Show, and now it’s about to a featured car in RM Sotheby’s upcoming online-only auction.

Image Credit: RM Sotheby’s

Without any modifications, the 1966 Cadillac DeVille convertible is a slick-looking classic with its slab-sided body, long proportions and lots of chrome, but this custom job took this car to the next level. After shaving off the door handles, some of the side body chrome and the front fender turn signals, this build was slammed with an AccuAir air ride

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Cruise Into The Sunset With A 2020 Chevy Corvette Z51 In Rare Sebring Orange

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Few Corvettes were sprayed in this beautiful bright factory color.

When it comes to “America’s Sports Car”, the Corvette has come a long way. For the first time in the car’s 67-year history, the eighth-generation model is now powered by a mid-mounted V8 engine. GAA Classic Car Auctions is excited to offer the opportunity to own this highly desired and rare-colored 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51. This car is scheduled on the docket for Saturday, July 24th so make sure to register and place that winning bid on this head-turning sports car.

GAA Classic Car Auctions

Finished in the stunningly bold hue of Sebring Orange Tintcoat, only 3,065 Corvettes don this brilliant factory color including 2,980 examples in 2019 and a mere 85 in 2018. The car also features a removable body-color roof panel so you can soak up the sunshine while

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WWII-Era Dodge Command Car Is A Mean Power Wagon Restomod

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The Allies never had anything this cool!

Custom vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, and you don’t have to look any further than this 1941 Dodge Command Car for proof of that. With a vintage military body sitting atop late-model truck chassis, this custom creation is one serious restomod.

Image Credit: Speed Digital LLC

The Dodge WC Command Car was a versatile vehicle used in World War II and later. To meet the needs of the military, this truck was built in a wide variety of body styles, and this four-door body might be the coolest of them all with its rounded door openings, two rows of seating and a removable top and doors. Those huge, flat fenders are easy to see the resemblance to the Power Wagon, which went into production after the war.

Although this Command Car

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15 Things to Do on a Long Car Ride (Besides Playing ‘I Spy’)

You know that saying, It’s the journey that matters, not the destination? Clearly, whoever came up with that one has never sat in a car with two bickering kids in tow. Family road trips are often advertised as a bonding experience, complete with sing-a-longs and heartfelt conversations. But as any parent who’s actually done one knows, sitting in the car for more than 15 minutes with your brood is its own kind of torture. In fact, the only thing worse than hitting the road with little people is dealing with flight delays, lost luggage and crappy airplane food. So this summer, you’re hitting the road. Don’t fret—we have 15 ideas for how to make the time fly by. Here are the best things to do on a long car ride with kids. (Psst: They’ll also work great on a quick trip to the grocery store.)

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Coolest Cars For Sale As July Heats Up

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We check out some of the most interesting cars up for grabs right now!

The classic and collector car market is a fantastically diverse tapestry of vehicles from every breed and era. Delving into the classifieds reveals some real gems waiting to find a new home with both enthusiasts and serious collectors alike. Every week we’ll be highlighting the top cars in need of a new home that caught our eye.

2020 Shelby Super Snake Has Just 22 Miles

When you have 825-horsepower under the hood of your muscle car, there aren’t too many other vehicles on the road which can even hold a candle to that. For that reason and more the new Shelby Super Snake is an impressive and intimidating vehicle, one that many people dream of even just driving once, let alone owning. Now you might have the

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