The redesigned MX-5 Miata debuted in 1999, keeping with the cars firm price tag, yet not veering away from its signature style and appeal. For 2,000, the Miata got minor updates to the options packages, including the announced six-speed version. In 2001, Mazda bumped up the horsepower of the Miata MX-5, introduced a six-speed manual transmission, updated the interior style and issued four new body colors while making various changes to different trims and packages. Pre-tensioners were added to the seatbelts, the ABS was updated and an engine immobilizer was introduced. The 2002 MX-5 offered a new antitheft system for the remote entry system, and featured new updates to different trim levels. The 2003 MX-5 only featured minor tweaks to different trims and optional upgrades. In 2004, 16 alloy wheels were added as an option as was a new body color, Black Cherry Mica. While no changes were made for 2005, the MX-5 was completely redesigned for 2006. It got a new 2.0-liter engine that could make 170 horsepower, and featured a brand-new interior and exterior style. A retractable hardtop model was offered in 2007, alongside various shuffles with the trim levels and options. 2008 held no major changes, but in 2009, the car got a restyled front grill, new front and rear lights and various updates made to different trim levels. Model years 2010 and 2011 held no major changes in store. For 2012, traction control was added as a standard feature, and a mere 450 of the Special Edition models were offered to buyers. No substantial changes marked either the 2013 or 2014 model years for the MX-5.
A true sports car in every sense of the word, the two-seat Mazda MX-5 Miata is a fun car that wants to be driven hard with its top down, and you can choose from a soft-top or a power retractable hardtop.