The base price of the 2006 Mazda MX-5 convertible is $20,995, including shipping, Mazda North American Operations said. The previous-generation Miata started at $22,658.
The ragtop, previously known as the Miata, comes standard with a 2.0-liter, 170-hp engine, five-speed manual transmission, 16-inch wheels, glass rear window, power windows and CD player.
A six-speed automatic is a $1,100 option. A six-speed manual version, with more standard equipment, starts at $23,495. Loaded versions can approach $30,000.
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