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MAZDA MX5

MAZDA MX5

The Miata might be called the MX5 worldwide now, but the addition of an optional hardtop convertible makes it possibly the world's most perfect under-$30,000 sports car. The Miata was designed originally in Irvine, CA, by a design team led by Tom Matano and one of the only Americans fluient in reading, writing and speaking Japanese, Bob Hall. Hall's twin brother works in advanced design for GM. Bob-u, as buds call him, is stationed in Australia now. Brother Jim did much of the amazing styling work on a fantastic concept El Camino in the mid-'90s, which Chevy, well, didn't make ...

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