Dimitris Asimomytis

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To My Miata On Its 10th Birthday

It was some five years ago that I was wandering around the car corral at a summertime car show in Jefferson, Wis., and laid eyes on a red 1992 Miata. …

2006 Mazda Mx-5 - First Drive & Road Test Review

Mazda's baby roadster grows up: New car, new name, but... the song remains the same<p>The original Mazda Miata changed the world. Think about it: When the Miata was first shown at the Chicago auto show in February 1989, the small, affordable roadster was dead. Asthmatic, unreliable, shoddily built …

Autos

Jay Leno celebrates Mazda Miata's 25th birthday

Ask a car enthusiast what the best driver's car on the road is, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata is very likely to come up rather quickly. Unjustly saddled with a reputation as a "chick's car," the Miata has been, over its three generations, one of the finest driving instruments ever built - it's light, …

1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The return of the honest sports car.<p>From the September 1989 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>There's a certain amount of suspense built into most of our road tests. We introduce the unproven nominee, review the particulars, let the tension build to maximum effect, and then—the envelope please!—hand out the …

Lotus Cars

2006–2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata: A Certified Pre-Owned Guide

Lowering the price of entry of an entry-level sports car.<p>Since its introduction in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been the definitive affordable sports car. Though the third generation (2006–present) is the most civilized and most expensive Miata ever, it retains its elegant simplicity and remains …

1994 Mazda Miata Specials

If variety is the spice of life, then the Miata's being cooked-up Cajun.<p>From the October 1994 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>The Miata caused a sensation at its 1989 introduction, but as we know from the Pontiac Fiero, or even Nirvana, sensations have the staying power of Beavis on prom night. For example, …

Roadsters

2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

It's the bestselling two-seat roadster ever, according to Guinness (the one with pages, not foam).<p>From the February 2001 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Mazda didn't invent any new fun here. This is a wind-in-the-ears sports car according to the original formula; <i>over a half-million served worldwide</i> since the …

Roadsters

1994 Mazda Miata

The Miata goes under the knife and emerges...a Miata.<p>From the November 1993 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>For 1994, Mazda calls its perky Miata "all-new beneath the skin." We beg to differ. Like the federal government, the new Miata has been subjected to subtle improvements. Unlike Washington, the Miata …

Mazda

Will the next Mazda MX-5 Miata look as good as its predecessors drive?

Rumor has it that Mazda will display the chassis of the next MX-5 Miata alongside a display of notable past Miatas at the 2014 New York Auto Show, …

Autos

The Miatas of Alaska, top-down under the midnight sun

Rugged individualism meets convertible bliss.<p>The all-time record for largest parade of Mazda Miatas was set last June, when 683 of the beloved roadsters congregated in Lelystad, the Netherlands. Meanwhile, in Anchorage, Alaska, the Alaska Miata Club's (AKMC) record for the most vehicles at a single …

Dungeons and Dragons

Here's Just How Crazy Things Got On The Night The Berlin Wall Came Down

At around 11:30 p.m, a group of East Berliners pushed aside the screen fence in front of the border crossing and everyone swarmed into the checkpoint area en masse.<p>Checkpoint commander Lieutenant-Colonel Harald Jäger decided that he was not prepared to risk the lives of himself and his soldiers. He …

Germany

Three glasses of milk a day can lead to early death, warn scientists

Drinking three glasses of milk doubles the risk of early death and does not prevent broken bones, new research has shown<p>Milk has long been recommended by doctors and nutritionists for boosting calcium intake and helping to keep bones strong.<p>But research suggests that it does little to strengthen …

BlackBerry hit by shareholder lawsuit claiming company misled investors

Class action lawsuit seeks to represent thousands of shareholders who purchased Blackberry stock in the past year<p>A class action lawsuit has been filed against BlackBerry by a shareholder, claiming the company misled investors about its future, including how the BlackBerry 10 smartphone line would …