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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

2002 Miata "LS" 6-speed, silver on tan leather

       Original owner with no accidents

       86,000 k

       Black cloth Sparco racing seat now in the car (I've kept the original)

       Tan vinyl top and boot

       Style bar

       Torsen limited-slip differential

       New BF Goodrich G-Force Comp-2 all season high performance tires

       Power windows, locks, mirrors

       Cruise control

       Original/unused carpeted floor mats

       Bose music system with four speakers +CD

       Sport suspension with aftermarket shock absorbers


       Detachable hardtop!

       Custom exhaust: PowerPulse muffler, SS header and K&N intake

       Custom leather covered steering wheel

       Complete service history from new, including bills

       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

Asking price: $12,000 (the car is in Almonte, just outside Ottawa)

Contact: Richard Gareau  613-461-0999

Miata 2002 MX5 LS

1.8 litre 4 speed automatic
Original Owner - 164,000 km

Black with tan top and tan leather interior

Options:  Air Conditioning; remote door locks; leather interior; sport suspension; fog lights; cruise control; Bose sound system; power antenna; Windblocker; ABS

Second season on new top.
Always stored in heated indoor space in winter, and serviced at the dealer.  Recent 168,000 km service.  All service records.

Asking:  $9,000.

Please contact Charlotte Stein
phone:  705-774-3112
2003 Miata Special Edition

2003 Mazda Miata MX-5 Special Edition Sports Package, Ground Effects
55,000 km Summer Driver, Winter Stored
Six Speed Manual Transmission, Original Owner

Titanium Exterior, Navy Blue Upholstery.  Ragtop (leather roof linkage cover).  Engine 1800 cm2.  Limited Number Produced.

Tires 3 years old.  Bose Car Stereo

Asking $15,000 or best reasonable offer.

Contact Jon:  416 720 8022 (Guelph, Ontario)

2001 Mazda Miata
For Sale by Owner: Asking $7,000
2001 Mazda Miata

Engine  1.8 Litre with aftermarket air intake

Transmission 5 speed manual;  Cruise Control

Kilometers  173750

Colour Midnight Blue;  Cloth seats

Air Conditioned; Power windows

Hard Dog single hoop roll bar

Oris Windstop;  Indoor car cover

Aftermarket wheels

Although never driven in winter, there are Winter Tires on steel rims. These were used when temperatures dropped below 5 degrees Celcius

Contact:  Malcolm McClean

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The Car

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)
  • 1992 - Limited Edition (Sunburst Yellow - 1,519 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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