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The Most Common Mazda MX-5 Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Mazda MX-5. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 is a 2 passenger, lightweight roadster sports car. It has a front mid-engine and rear-wheel drive. Also known as the Eunos Roadster in Japan, or the Miata in Northern America, this little car is one of the most iconic mid-range convertibles.

Mazda started building these cars in the Hiroshima Plant in 1989 following a successful debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Mazda’s design centres around the ethos, ‘Jinba ittai,’ meaning ‘a oneness of horse and rider.’ The original model featured modern technology for the time and a sleek style that paid homage to the smaller convertible sports cars of the 19050s and 1960s, produced in Britain and Italy. A lot of inspiration was taken from the Lotus Elan with a view to making a classic roadster available to the masses.

Mazda referenced the earlier generations by giving them the letters NA, NB, NC and ND. Following a successful run in the 1990s, the MX-5 quickly became the bestselling 2 seated convertible sportscar with over 1 million produced in total.

When the car first debuted, it had little competition with only an Alfa Romeo to go up against, but even this wasn’t a strong contender given its hefty price tag.

Due to the MX-5s sharp responsive handling, light frame and affordability it won many awards. It was ‘Wheels Magazine’s’ car of the year in 1989, 2005 and 2016; won ‘The International best car of the 90’s’ and finally ranked in the top ten best sports cars of all time.

The first generation (1989 – 1997) had a couple of variations, a 1.6-liter engine with 116 horse power and a 1.8-liter petrol engine. The iconic pop-up headlamps were specific to this model but removed for the second generation due to pedestrian safety concerns.

The 2015 model introduced a rigid roof (the previous all having been canvas) this gave the car a much sleeker and coupe-like profile and is the basis for the Fiat 124 Spider and Abarth 124 Spider.