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ENEOS “We Love Cars” Series Five: Mazda Miata MX-5

Let’s look at a car that’s small in size and power but packs a punch when it comes to delivering fun: the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Regarded as the best-selling two-seat convertible sports car in history, the lightweight roadster debuted in 1989 and was recognized for its dynamic balance and minimal design. And perhaps its greatest asset is the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive platform, making it an instant hit with driving enthusiasts.

The great thing about the MX-5 is you don’t need to do much to make it better, and the right parts can make the MX-5 a joy to drive, no matter if it’s on canyon roads or your local race circuit. Using the right performance lubricants, like ENEOS Motor Oil, can also help ensure your Miata will run strong and reliably for the duration of your ownership.

ENEOS Motor Oil is ideal for cars like the Miata MX-5 because its high-quality performance lubricants are developed with (and used by) the majority of Japan’s vehicle manufacturers, such as Mazda. ENEOS motor oils utilize advanced base oil technology and additives to provide optimal protection against wear under the most extreme conditions, as well as reduced friction for superior performance and fuel savings.


Your Miata can be a thrashed weekend race car or trailer queen — either way, the story behind every build is worth telling. Like this turbocharged, NB engine-swapped NA, featured in Super Street. Projects like this should be protected with ENEOS Motor Oil, designed to provide the ultimate protection and performance. Using advanced technology, ENEOS is developed in partnership with the majority of Asia’s OEMs when creating factory-fill fluids for their cars.

Peel back the layers of this ’90 Miata and you’ll discover more to this roadster than you might expect. With boosted performance, it’s crucial to use a proper synthetic motor oil designed to handle extreme conditions. ENEOS lubricants unlock superior horsepower at higher temperatures while protecting critical engine components.

It’s a Miata; no, it’s a Honda… Try a Mionda?!? This tiny package houses a monstrous Acura CL Type S engine, and for extreme conversions like this, ENEOS lubricants will help keep your project running strong and reliably for years to come.

Teamwork made the dream work: Alex and David Wong spent three years perfecting the recipe for this boosted, 452whp autocross Miata. For enthusiasts equally obsessed with horsepower, trust in OEM-quality ENEOS synthetic motor oil for the best protection and performance.


You can count on Donut Media to review four generations of the affordable, fun, easy-to-drive Miata. And you can count on ENEOS Motor Oil to help keep your project running strong and reliably for years to come.

Is this the best Miata ever? Doug DeMuro drops knowledge on the current-gen roadster.

Let’s get RAD! Mad Mike Whiddett hoons the infamous RADBUL 4-rotor-powered Miata MX-5 around Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand. When you push a car as hard as Mad Mike, it’s important to use OEM-quality ENEOS synthetic motor oil for the best protection and performance.

Miatas make great drift missiles: Noriyaro takes us to Nikko Circuit for a Miata-only drift event to show us how the Japanese do it.


Can the Miata compare to exotic supercars? Motor Trend puts the 2021 MX-5 RF to the test to see how it stacks up.

From the NA to ND chassis, Road and Track tells you everything you need to know about every Miata generation before you make a vehicle purchase.

The beloved Miata reinvented a vehicle segment and has been a firm favorite with driving enthusiasts ever since. Hagerty explains why every enthusiast should own one in their lifetime.

What are the best mods for a Miata? There are plenty of options and whether its bolt-on performance, engine swaps or forced induction, using the right lubricants, like ENEOS Motor Oil, are key to ensuring your car will perform and run smoothly for years to come. Here’s HotCars’ guide to the best mods for the Miata.

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