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Partner Event:Guelph Trillium Rotary Club Car show & Ribfest — Saturday, August 26
Partner Event:Meeting of the Mazdas 2017 — Sunday, August 27
Midweek Tour:Gravenhurst/Huntsville 2 day East/West Tour — Wednesday, September 6
Day Tour:Muskoka Fall Colours 2017 — Saturday, September 30
This year's day-tour of the wonderful Muskoka region! Starting at Weber's mid-morning, we'll do a tour to see fall colours and the fantastic roads Muskoka has to offer. It's 4.5 hours of driving on some of the best roads in Ontario. There will also be restaurant stops- to be determined
2002 Miata "LS" 6-speed Silver on Tan Leather
Miata "LS" 6-speed, silver on tan leather
·Original owner with no accidents
·Black cloth Sparco racing seat now
in the car (I've kept the original)
·Tan vinyl top and boot
·Torsen limited-slip differential
·New BF Goodrich G-Force Comp-2 all
season high performance tires
·Power windows, locks, mirrors
·Original/unused carpeted floor mats
·Bose music system with four speakers
·Sport suspension with aftermarket
·Custom exhaust: PowerPulse muffler, SS
header and K&N intake
·Custom leather covered steering
·Complete service history from new,
·Synthetic oil and all other fluids
from the start
·Full tune-up done August 2016 by
Dave's Garage, including new brakes
·NEW CB radio and antenna
price: $12,000 (the car is in
Almonte, just outside Ottawa)
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the world's best selling two-seat convertible of all time, with the 900,000th MX-5 sold as of February 2011.
Launched at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show as a 1990 model, the MX-5 Miata was conceived as a small roadster, light of weight and with minimal mechanical complexity; technologically modern but a direct spiritual descendant of the British roadsters of the 1960's and 70's, like the Lotus Elan, the MGB and the Triumph Spitfire.
With the successful launch of the MX-5 Miata, Mazda has been rightly credited with singlehandedly reviving the two-seat convertible sports car segment, which had virtually disappeared with the demise of the classic British roadsters by the early 80's, and thereby spawning a whole new generation of sports car choices for consumers over the past twenty years.
Three Editions - The Basics
The first generation Miata (also known as the "NA") was produced from model years 1990 through 1997 and sold over 400,000 units worldwide during its run. It initially came equipped with a 1.6L straight-4 cylinder engine producing 114 hp, rising to a 1.8L (producing 128 hp) in 1994, and finally increasing to 133 hp by 1995. The first generation Miata is instantly recognizable by its pop-up headlights (referred to by some as "barn-doors").
The second generation MX-5 Miata (known as the "NB) was introduced in Canada and the U.S. for the 1999 model year, thus producing a gap of one year (1998) when no Miata was available. The second-generation car can be mainly distinguished by its fixed headlights, its glass rear window and an increase in horsepower to 140 hp. The NB was substantially revised in 2001 with an increase in horsepower (to 146 hp), variable valve timing (VVT) and various appearance changes.
The third generation MX-5 Miata (the "NC") was introduced for the 2006 model year and although it was very similar in general format to the NA and NB, it was in fact a completely new car from the ground up. The new 2.0L engine was rated at 167 hp. After three years, the NC was substantially revised in 2009, with various interior and exterior appearance changes, including a substantially revised front fascia and grill. In addition, a power retractable hard top (PRHT) was available starting in 2007.
Special and Limited Editions
Over the years, various Special and Limited editions have been produced for the North American and Canadian markets, as follows:
1991 - Special Edition - BRG (British Racing Green - 3,997 produced)
1993 - Limited Edition (Brilliant Black with red leather - 1,505 produced)
1994 - M Edition (Montego Blue Mica - 3,000 produced) & R Edition
1995 - M Edition (Merlot Mica - 3,500 produced)
1996 - M Edition (Starlight Blue Mica - 2,568 produced)
1997 - M Edition (Marina Green - 3,000 produced) & Special Touring Edition (STO - 1,500 produced)
1999 - Tenth Anniversary Edition (Sapphire Blue - 7,500 produced worldwide, 150 sold in Canada)
2000 - Special Edition (Mahogany Mica - 3,000 produced)
2001 - BRG (U.S. market only - 3,000 produced)
2002 - Special Edition (Blazing Yellow Mica - 1,000 produced)
2003 - Special Editions - "Shinsen" (Titanium Grey - 1,451 produced) & Strato Blue (1,549 produced)
2004 - Mazdaspeed (Factory turbocharged - 178 hp - Velocity Red Mica & Titanium Grey Metallic)
2005 - Mazdaspeed (Factory turbocharged 178 hp - Velocity Red Mica, Lava Orange Mica, Titanium Grey)
2006 - 3rd Generation Limited Edition (Velocity Red - 3,500 produced worldwide, 150 in Canada)
2008 - Special Edition - Icy Blue with Dark Saddle Brown leather (105 units in Canada)
2010 - 20th Anniversary Edition (Red, Blue and Crystal White - 2000 units - Europe only)
2011 - Special Edition (Dolphin Grey Mica)
2012 - Special Edition (Velocity Red Mica)
Awards and Accolades
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has won many awards, including Wheels Magazine's "Car of the Year" for 1989 and 2005, Sports Car International's "Best Sports Car of the 1990's", and "Ten Best Sports Cars of All Time"; 2005-2006 Car of the Year Japan, and 2005 Australian Car of the Year. The Miata has also made Car and Driver magazine's annual "Ten Best" list 11 times. In their December 2009 issue, Grassroots Motorsports magazine named the Miata as the "Most Important Sports Car built during the previous 25 years".
In 2009, famed automotive critic Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear) summed it up by saying "The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason that I'm giving it five stars is because I can't give it 14."
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