1989 Mazda Miata

The Mazda Miata was patterned after the Lotus Elan of the 1960s. It was conceived in the United States at Mazda's design headquarters in California and built in Japan. It made its first debut at the February 1989 Chicago Auto Show where it was an immediate success. It drew thousands of onlookers eager to pay the $13,800 sticker price.

Powering the MX-5 Miata was a four-cylinder dual-overhead-cam engine offering 116 horsepower. It had a fully independent suspension with dual wishbones, coil springs, and anti-roll bars. At all four corners were disc brakes.

Standard equipment included a driver's side airbag and a folding manual top. For an additional $1,100, a removable hardtop could be purchased. Other options included a limited-slip differential, a compact-disk player, and an air conditioning system.

The Miata revitalized the open-air driving and at its low price, was available to a wide array of buyers.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011

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1989 Vehicle Profiles

1989 Mazda Miata vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: JM1NA3515L0151863

The Mazda Miata was introduced at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. It was, in a way, a spiritual successor to the British sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s, with its lightweight design and uncomplicated appearance. ....[continue reading]

Convertible
Chassis #: JM1NA3515L0151863 


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July 2020
24,085
June 2020
25,326
May 2020
24,933
April 2020
10,940
March 2020
15,664
February 2020
28,385
January 2020
23,621
December 2019
26,491
November 2019
24,374
October 2019
19,520
September 2019
18,838
August 2019
27,482
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1989 Miata
$13,800-$177,500

$6,000 - $12,000

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mazda
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)282,799
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)259,890
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)244,720
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)263,378
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)256,050
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)853,309
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)811,371
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)815,074
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)764,309

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