The newly-updated 2019 Mazda Miata is about to arrive at a dealer near you. The unfortunate thing for Mazda and dealers is that there are still some unsold new 2018 Miatas still to be had. No dealer likes to have a newly updated model on the floor next to the older, in this case less powerful, and less well-equipped, car. That's why Mazda is offering up to $4,000 cash back on the 2018 versions still in stock in some regions.
U.S. News & World Report Autos thought this was such a great deal the publication added it to its list of Septembre's Best New Car Deals. Four grand is about 13% of the price of a new Miata. And this is the starting point for your negotiations. Imagine driving home in a new convertible Miata for well under $30K!
The question is, can you deal with the fact that the car you are buying new has already been updated and you aren't getting the goodies? Those include more power, a higher-revving engine, a smidge better fuel economy, tilt and telescope steering wheel, and some important infotainment upgrades. It would be a hard choice to have to make - but a fun one! If you snooze, you may lose. "Low- and no-interest financing deals are getting harder to find, and it looks like automakers will pull back further on those deals as we head into fall," says Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars. "If you're thinking about buying a new car, act now to get the best discounts and deals."
The power increase is substantial. 181 hp up from 155 hp. Given that the ND (current generation) Miata could run from 0-60 MPH in under 5.9 seconds, the added power means the Miata will only get faster.
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