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    1994 M-Edition Montego Blue Mica Miata

    Montego Blue Mica with tan leather interior, tan boot, and tan top

    Equipment: Nardi wood shift knob and hand brake handle, polished alloy wheels with locks, air conditioning, stainless sill plates, custom mats, M Edition key ring/badge/lapel pin, Includes all A and B package options: power steering, leather- wrapped steering wheel, power mirrors, alloy wheels, Torsen limited slip differential, cruise control, power windows, headrest speakers, power antenna

    Options: Hardtop, automatic transmission, ABS (standard with automatic transmission)

    Production: 3000, described in the brochure as "special edition", and in magazine advertisement as "limited production"

    Base MSRP: $21,250 plus $395 (later $425) freight, plus options, plus dealer markup

    Brochures: There was no M-Edition flier in 1994, although the model was shown in this magazine ad (see Below). It was mentioned on the specifications page of the second 1994 sales catalog as well.

    A lot of owners got upset the following year when this color was offered as a base color by Mazda


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    1994 R Package Miata

    The R-Package was a $1500 option package, This was Mazda's answer for the weekend Racer, and also for the track oriented drivers

    Production numbers Per year;
    (1994)R was 1,218
    (1995)R was 465
    (1996)R was 111
    (1997)R was only 47

    Equipment: Sport Suspension (Bilsteins shocks, heavy-duty rear springs, heavier sway bars), rear spoiler, front air dam, rear skirt, alloy wheels, Torsen limited slip differential The R was not available with power steering, automatic transmission or with A, B, C option packages

    Optional: air conditioning, hardtop (dealer installed only)

    Production: 1218

    Base MSRP: $18,150 plus $395 freight, plus options, plus dealer markup

    This was available in all of the standard colors available for the released years (not M-Edition Colors though), however it was available in the very rare Laguna Blue color as an R-Package.

    Brochures: The R Package was listed in the Mazda sales brochure. The Laguna Blue R package was shown in a magazine ad in 1994 (see below)


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    1995 M Edition Merlot Mica

    Merlot Mica (burgundy) with tan leather interior, low-back seats, tan boot and top

    Equipment: Leather Nardi shift knob, 15" BBS wheels with high- performance tires, cut pile carpeting, stainless sill plates, air conditioning, CD player and 4 speakers, ABS, exterior badge, M Edition key ring/badge/lapel pin, M Edition floor mats, Popular Equipment Package (formerly called B package) included:
    power steering, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power mirrors, alloy wheels, Torsen limited slip differential, cruise control, power windows, power antenna

    Optional: hardtop, automatic transmission

    Production: 3500 described in press release as "limited edition" and as "special M Edition", and in print ad as "rare production" According to press release, "to be produced for only six months" Launched at February 1995 Chicago Auto show

    Base MSRP: $23,530 plus $450 freight, plus options, plus a big dealer markup!

    Brochures: There was a 2-sided color flier on the 1995 M Edition, and the M was featured in a magazine advertisement

    I wanted this car so bad when it first came out at the dealerships, but I was just a broke college kid back then and a $26,500 MSRP was outta my reach!

    I did manage to get some wine back then in a 1995 Merlot ! hahhaha


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    1996 M Edition Starlight Blue Mica Miata

    Starlight Blue Mica with tan leather interior, tan boot and top

    Equipment: Nardi wood shift knob, wood parking brake handle, 15" Enkei 5-spoke wheels with high-performance tires, M Edition floor mats, blue Miata logo on seatbacks, stainless sill plates, ABS, air conditioning, Premium Sound System with CD player, door-mounted tweeters, and headrest speakers, M edition logo on tachometer, exterior M Edition badge, M Edition key fob/badge/lapel pin, custom floor mats, security system and remote entry

    Standard Popular Equipment Package, which included:
    power steering, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power mirrors, alloy wheels, Torsen limited slip differential, rear subframe brace, cruise control, power windows, power antenna

    Optional: hardtop, automatic transmission

    Production: 2968, described in flier as "limited-edition"

    Base MSRP: $24,760 plus $450 freight, plus options

    Brochures: There was a 2-sided color flier on the 1996 M Edition


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    1997 M Edition Marina Green Mica Miata

    Marina Green Mica with tan leather interior, tan boot and top

    Equipment: Nardi wood shift knob, wood parking brake handle, 15" polished 6-spoke alloy wheels with high-performance tires, cut pile carpeting, stainless sill plates, air conditioning, Premium Sound System with CD player and headrest speakers, exterior badge, M Edition logo on seatbacks and tachometer, M Edition pen/key fob/lapel pin, custom floor mats, Included Popular Equipment Package with: power steering, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power mirrors, Torsen limited slip differential, cruise control, power windows, power antenna, rear subframe brace

    Optional: hardtop, automatic transmission, ABS

    Production: 3000, produced from December through February Launched at February 1997 Chicago Auto Show Described in sales flier as "limited edition"

    Base MSRP: $24,485 plus $450 freight, plus options

    Brochures: There was a 2-sided color flier on the 1997 M Edition, and the M was featured in a magazine advertisement (shown Below)


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    1997 STO Edition Twilight Blue Mica Miata

    Twilight Blue Mica with tan leather interior, tan boot and tan top "Special Touring Option" called "Still The One" in advertising, but known in the Miata Community as "Stuff Taken Off"

    Equipment: Leather Nardi shift knob, 15" Enkei 5-spoke wheels with Bridgestone high-performance tires, stainless sill plates, rear lip-type spoiler, rear subframe brace, CD player with headrest speakers, custom floor mats with STO label, power steering, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power mirrors, power windows, Certificate of Authenticity, numbered STO dash plate

    Optional: automatic transmission, air conditioning

    The following were not available from the factory on the STO:
    cruise control, ABS, Torsen LSD, Premium Sound System, electric antenna, factory hardtop

    Production: 1500 in numbered sequence, produced May-July 1997, available beginning of July

    Base MSRP: $22,520 plus$450 freight, plus options

    Brochures: There was a 2-sided color flier on the 1997 STO Edition, and the STO was featured in a magazine advertisement


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    another ad for the 1997 Marina Green Mica M-Edition


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    And for the guys going to the "Miatas at Laguna Seca Raceway" event, this one is for you! I'll try to make out next time!


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    Ill try to get more stuff up tomorrow.........

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    Thanks for posting these. The Canadian "Black & Yellow" is my favorite.

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    Some more for you guys!

    The introduction of the 1.8L 1994 Miata


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    Ad for the factory optional Mazda CD player, the retail was over $600 new back then, they later they slowly came down to the $300 mark, LOL


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