The Mazda MX-5 Miata was a perfectly good car before the guys at Mazdaspeed slapped a small turbocharger on the engine, but the Mazdaspeed MX-5 is the renaissance man's car, a well balanced combination of usefulness, style, and fun. It isn't a cave man (Mustang) or a Machiavelli (Ferrari), but it is the Leonardo Da Vinci of cars, a well rounded example of a car that makes the journey more interesting than the destination. Find this 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 offered for $4,000 via cars.com. Tip from Roy.
Mazdaspeed additions to the basic MX-5 go beyond just power -- also include was upgraded suspension, unique
wheels/tires, cool interior trim, and a 6-speed transmission. Power comes from an IHI turbocharged and intercooled version of the
BP-4W inline-4, that pumps out 178 horsepower and gets the MX-5 to 60
mph in around 6 seconds (about 1 second faster than the basic MX-5).
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